They aren’t my friends, they are my sister’s friends. They are significantly younger than me and I don’t have roudy friends like that anyway. I went and got an estimate yesterday from a glass place and confronted them about it; it came out to be $250 out the door with labor and I added $50 “stupid tax” for pain and suffering. I thought it would be fair to add that since I was highly irate about it and then I had to take the time out of my busy work schedule to hunt around for the lowest quote. If they have a hard time coming up with it, I will drop the $50. They said it was XXX who threw it. I don’t see this girl often so my sister said that she would tell the girl and her boyfriend and they could split the amount down the middle.
Even if I don’t get the glass fixed, it’s more of the principal that if you break someone else’s property because of your stupidity, then you must pay. You don’t just break someone’s windshield and then carry on your merry way. They didn’t even apologize or acknowledge that they did it. And yes it is illegal here in Virginia too to drive with a broken windshield if it falls on the driver’s side.
You won’t know what they can afford to pay for if you don’t ask for it. Get an estimate of the repair quickly and let them know the cost. Remember you don’t really know how much money anyone has unless you are that person’s personal banker. They may not be millionaires but they probably can come up with money to replace your window. my experience is ask. But, I’ve broken my window before (trying to get my keys out of the car). I’m not sure what part of the country you reside in, but where I live here in CA there are many junk yards, salvage yards and it only costs me $50 window and installation. Whereas if I would have went to a retail window installation would have charged me $120. Good luck…research your options
I’m sure these may be good friends to you, but if they can’t help you come up with the money to help you pay for the windsheild that they broke, are they really that great of a friend? They have the money to drink!….are you going to let them get you futher into debt, they didn’t respect your property.
I’m sorry to hear your friends are out of work, but where’d they get money for beer? If someone can afford beer, they can afford to buy you a new windshield. Get two estimates, and then go (be sure to park out of range) ask them to pool their money and pay for the windshield. In my state (Nebraska) it is against the law to have a windshild with cracks that interfere with the drivers vision. If they have to give up beer for a week to pay for their accident, it happens. If you don’t ask, they won’t pay.
I’d say, press charges if they’re unwilling to take care of the windshield. Everyone must deal with the consequences of their not-so-good actions and choices. Make them take responsibility for their behavior. For you, Shaunie, you should try and avoid similar situtations and people in the future. They’re not good for you.
Well, if things could not get any worse, like I said I get one thing done and I get pushed ten steps back, my sister’s friends were fighting and managed to throw a bottle which hit my car and shattered the windshield. More money out of my pocket.
I know who broke the windshield. What happened was the girl who did it threw a bottle at her boyfriend, he blocked the bottle and it hit my car and broke the windshield covering my car with beer. None of these people have jobs, I only have liability insurance so I guess now I have to pay more money out of my pocket to fix the windshield because I know they aren’t.
I have not confronted them about it because I know she does not have any money to even bother about trying to make her pay for it. I swear, if it isn’t one thing its another.