I need help with stolen vehicle advice.
My husband and I were living in Costa Rica for a few months when our
Suzuki truck was stolen from our yard. We had to return to the
states for familial reasons before we could get the insurance money
from the INS. We had purchased full coverage on our vehicle,
including theft insurance. We hired an attorney from the ARCR to
help us finish up processing our claim. He was no help at all and
when my husband returned to Costa Rica to figure out what the hold
up was himself, the attorney did not even know who he was. We had
been calling him to get updates and even set up the appointment to
see him. My husband promptly fired him and got all of our
paperwork. He spent the next three days getting all of the
paperwork finalized for the second time. The INS assured him that
everything was taken care of and we would recieve our payment of
9,000$ in two more months. It has now been four months since then
and eight months since the vehicle was stolen. Does anyone have any
advice for us? Is it a hopeless cause? What should we do? We know
there is a lot of redtape in Costa Rica but is this normal? Any
advice would be greatly appreciated. You can e-mail me at
andreascalzo@.... thank you so much.
- You are supposed to be represented by the person who got the comish on
your insurance premiums . . . where is your insurance agent?
There is something else wrong with your picture and no, it is not
normal . . . tedious, bureaucratic, funny, "worse than the line at BN"
and so on but not normal . . . we subsequently have attached literal
balls and chains to our latest vehicle not so it won't get stolen but
rather to avoid EVER to have to visit INS again. They tell you how
long it will take (I think 30 days AFTER you have proven to them it is
stolen - someone correct me on that). But first you have to prove it
is no longer yours which can be a bit of fun. Then you may have to
visit INS HQ for reasons I found baffling and a total waste of time.
Then you will need to attend the scoot line at your local INS office
at least 2 maybe 3 times to do pennance for loosing your car. But
they paid up on time and as promised once the gods of bureaucracy had
been fully satiated. Berni