In 2003 I fell and broke my arm & wrist at a truck stop parking lot in VA. I lived in FL and since I was unable to drive, they bought me a bus ticket to go home. I ansked about my belongings. They said everything would be packed up and sent to me. I was out of work for almost 6 weeks during whch time I received Workmans Comp.
I never recieved my belongings and when I returned to work, I picked up a truck that had been left in GA. I kept asking about my belongings and how come I hadn't recieved them. I was told they must have beed packed up and sent to Company HQs in Murray, KY. It took another 3 weeks to get me to Murray.
Once there, Nobody knew anything. They got hold of the guy that was n the truck. He said when he picked it up, there was nothing in it. Come to find out, He picked it up in SC. Anothe driver had picked it up in VA, drove it for 3 weeks, then abandon it in SC. They refused to give me the name or address of that driver.
I finally contacted the woman in the safety office that had sent me home on the bus. I was informed that in the employment contract I had signed, It said that PTL was not responsible for personal articles left in their trucks.
I had been unable to carry all my personnal belongings on the bus and because of my broken arm, was only able to carry a small bag with me.
I lost a Microwave, 24000 watt inverter, Refrigerator, CB Radio, Laptop Computer, TV/DVD Player, Sattalite Box and Dish, Serrous Radio, Tom Tom GPS, Clothing, Shoes, Bedding, and the list goes on.....all total about $3,000.00 in personal articles. This was after all, my home for most of the time.
I filed suit claiming that unusual circumstances had occured, but because it occured in VA, I lived in FL, and the company was in KY, I ran out of money before I could see it thru.