The One With The Letter Asking For More Money

I’m pissed! I’m really really pissed!

Okay, here’s the lowdown…

About a year back, I drove my dad’s car to college. As my own car was faulty at that time, I thought it would be wise to drive my dad’s car then.

However, on the way to college, there’s this ‘blind’ corner where if you’re not familiar with the place, you wouldn’t actually know it actually existed. I knew about the corner, but the usual thing would be, there will not be 2 to 3 cars waiting there to turn into that particular junction.

And I was speeding on that particular road, yeah yeah my fault so I crashed the car in front of me and BAM! the car knocked another car in front of him.

Long stories made short, I apologized, we all went to the police station and made a police report, and then I got my fine, and I paid it and the rest is settled and done for. As far as I’m concerned, my dad’s car was fixed, and I did not get a smacking from dad, and that’s it…

Until yesterday…

A letter from this so-called lawyer place (somewhere along Jalan Ipoh) was found at my house’s mailbox. It was a letter claiming for more money to cover up their so called ‘losses’ from the car accident…

*silence in the air… dogs barking and crows flying around*

I thought to myself, oh crap we didn’t paid any money did we? Or what kinda wrong stuff did I do again???

Ok here’s the details:

1) According to the letter, the car owner approached the legal councillors (them) to ask us to compensate for their car damage and their losses, which was then informed that the insurance company dealing with them did not pay enough cash to compensate for their losses.

2) The total amount of money that they asked us to reimburse for them is a grand total of RM10, 010.13.

RM10, 010.13!!!!!!

(At this point I’m like… what the ****[fish], that’s like a whole car makeover! And I just banged the bumper, some scratches and dents in front and that’s it!)

3) We were then told that if we do not agree to pay within the next 14 days after we received this letter, which is yesterday, that they would be taking legal action against us.

4) And I was shocked. I was in doubt. And I went to church to be alone there the whole night…no kidding…

I mean, come on! What is this?! It’s not like we settled without making a police report or something! And I’m sure the police station and the car repair shop had the documents as well to PROVE that we did made a police report, and settled everything legally. And now I got this letter stating that the insurance company did not pay enough to cover for their losses???

I’m dumbfounded. I’m intimidated. At first.

But now I’m thinking, what the **** (fish)! Why is there even such a thing?! So what if the insurance company did not pay enough to cover for your so-called losses? Go find them then and don’t find us! Cuz we agreed everything on paper already!

Or is it I’m totally wrong in this? Friends (and family… I consider all my friends as family members [altogether now… ‘Aww! You’re so sweet Lam!!’]) , I need your help. If you have any information or opinion about this matter, please do let me know. I’m gonna go to the repair shop to get my documents from them to back me up. But above all, I would like to know what’s your take in this. Should I pay that ridiculous sum of money or should I not pay and wait for them to sue my a**? Honestly, I’m shocked by this, and I would appreciate any help I could get from you guys. Thank you in advance.

P.S.: I would like to scan and print out the letter that was sent to me, but nah….. don’t need to…


2 Responses to “The One With The Letter Asking For More Money”

  1. Yeah just go and get all the documents settled and I guess you could go ask Carol what your options are. But then again, as far as the law is concerned you did nothing wrong because you settled everything according to the procedures and all so I wouldn’t worry that much I guess.

  2. Yeah I would agree with what Marcus mention, c Carol, get her opinion, and if by any chance u have the police report and FINE RECEIPT on the accident that happen last year, keep it, for extra help u may refer your case to a police officer and get his/her side of advice and figure out what to do..

    Dont worry bout it as you know that u have done the right thing in handling this “CASE”. The guy/lady probably just want to cover his Christmas expenses and start collecting enuf $$ for CNY

    U have a great Christmas and New Year Ahead..

    P:S — U mention the letter is from a lawyer firm in Jalan Ipoh?? what is the firm called??

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