by Kris Reid  May 21, 2010 11:14 am

Last week, I had my husband’s car parked up at work and I was notified that our car was broken into. The passenger side window was smashed and the thief took our GPS unit. The repair for the window cost 240 and the unit itself would be about 500. We tried claiming it with our insurance company but it wont meet our deductible. I am trying to get my company to pay for the damages and they say they aren’t responsible. They told us to fight with the building owners who said its my companies responsibility. Our office has no cameras in the parking lot. My husband wants to file a lawsuit because someone owes us the 740.00. Who is responsible? Any help would be great
The company has had prior break ins as well. maybe about 6 of them since I started working there. I was always told they had cameras but they have nothing. Makes you feel real safe, whats it going to take, having someone attacked in the parking lot to install cameras?

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  1. by Iwould B. Leveleight May 21, 2010 at 11:55 am

    The dirtbag who stole your stuff.

  2. by lestermount May 21, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    Welcome to the real world. You may have a case against the building owner if they are responsible for security, but you are probably going to have to pay for the repairs yourself.
    Talk to your insurance agent so you will have better insurance next time.
    A glass rider will fix your glass without a deductible.

  3. by davidmi711 May 21, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    The only person clearly responsible is the thief. Since you chose an insurance policy with such a high deductible you get to eat the cost unless the thief is found and by some odd twist of fate you are able to find enough of his money when you sue him.

  4. by Joanie May 21, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    The thief who broke your window and stole your stuff owes you $740. You would probably not win in court and would end up paying a bunch of attorney’s fees.

  5. by J P May 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Why does someone else have to pay for your misfortune? You were the victim of a crime. Bad stuff happens sometimes. You accepted this risk when you set your deductible. Unless you can show that your company, or the building owners were negligent, and that their negligence was the cause of the crime, you’ll just have to suck it up and accept the loss.

  6. by ?infiniti? May 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm

    You are. You knew the risks when you parked your car because you were aware of prior break-ins.

  7. by kleighs mommy May 21, 2010 at 3:33 pm

    learn from this and lock valuables up in the center console or glove box. never leave expensive stuff in plain sight in an area you know has crime

    you are the one to blame you chose to not lock your stuff away out of sight

    the thief is the one to sue not your company or the building you park at your own risk

  8. by Fonz May 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    So there have been 6 break-ins and you leave a 500 dollar gps where a thief can see it and wonder why someone broke the window.
    I would say you are at fault. If I were your employer and you sued me, you would have another problem, like job hunting.
    Why not just take the lumps for YOUR mistake?

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