Valet Driver at Casino Damages Car
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CREATED Jun. 13, 2013
RANCHO MIRAGE - Car accidents happen all the time, but less often, does a valet driver wreck a car. This happened to a couple, however, at Agua Caliente Casino, Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage.
On May 24, 2013 Katherine and Cecil Reos went to the casino for some fun. After about three hours of gambling, they asked for their car back in valet.
"We were waiting for the car and we saw it coming, and all of a sudden we heard the noise, the crash," said Cecil.
The valet employee driving the Reos' new Infinity FX35 got hit by another valet driver.
"I was sick to my stomach because it was such a ridiculous thing to do," expressed Katherine.
Now, the car is scratched and dented on the driver's side. The casino staff offered to pay for the damages and what they're liable, plus a rental car until their is returned, but the Reos said that isn't enough. They want more than just the repair costs.
"It just isn't fair, if it was a used car and older, it would be a different story," said Cecil, "It wouldn't matter that much, but it's a brand new car and it's a luxury car."
So what do you do when your car gets damaged by a valet service?
Attorney Michael Shemtoub from Los Angeles specializes in car accidents and personal injury cases and says the most important thing you can do is document the evidence and call the police to create a report.
"If there is no personal injury, then you should exchange insurance information with the other driver," said Shemtoub.