Amber Roderique says it may not be much, but she was fixing it up. Roderique owns a 2008 Chevrolet HHR. She says she likes the "old school" look so she had it painted flat black and installed custom-made '55 Chevy taillights on it.
On February 20, Roderique and a friend were waiting at a stop light, but just as it turned green a motorcycle officer pulled in front of her and held up traffic for a funeral. Apparently the guy behind her, driving the dump truck didn't see the officer and pulled forward, running into Rodrique's car.
There wasn't a lot of damage, about $1600 worth. Soon a supervisor with the city showed up and had Roderique fill out a claim report for the city. She assumed everything would be taken care of.
But a couple of weeks later Roderique found out differently.
The city denied Rodrique's claim because the license number the officer wrote down came back to a TxDOT truck. TxDOT also refused the claim saying their truck wasn't involved in an accident. It turns out the officer who wrote down the license number wrote it down incorrectly.
After we called the city, telling them about the mistake, they sent an appraiser back out to examine Rodrique's car. They then agreed to re-send the corrected claim to their loss management department. They said they are certain the city will pay to have Rodrique's car repaired.