Drivetime / Santander — wrongful repossesion/illegal repossession
On August 17th of 2009, in TX, Drivetime/Santander repossessed my Tahoe in a VERY violent and illegal manner. After being phyically injured (thrown across my vehicle while trying to remove a child safety seat), treated horribly, and leaving me with extremely emotionally to the point of PTSD, I've decided to move forward with legal action, in hopes of "outing" these corporate criminals.
We are currently in the process of pressing charges and suing Drivetime, after having my Tahoe repossessed in a very "unpeaceful" illegal manner, even physically injuring me, (yes I have plenty of photos), and becasue they knowingly mailed our "notice of intention to dipose" to our former address. They had been mailing all communication to our new/changed address for the past 6 months, repossessed the vehicle at our correct address, but OOPS!, they somehow sent that VERY important letter to our very old address. CROOKS! According to state law, they MUST provide the buyer with a letter advising them of the intent to sell the vehicle and the date, as well as info on how we could re-instate our contract should we choose to do so. They don't have to mail it certified, but they do have to mail it to your current address.
I'm want to point out that I am NOT one to happily sue & never have pursued a lawsuit. Believe me, I have had reason to in the past, a very justified, simple.."settle out of court for a nice settlement", medical malpractice lawsuit. My surgeon's inept knowledge, neligence, or whatever (?) caused me to just about lose my right leg after getting a horrible infection due to closing with improper sutures, on what should have ben a simple ligament repair. This Dr. made a mistake, he didn't knowingly do this, did whatever he could to remedy it, never charged me a dime, and my leg ended up being fine. Could I have still sued him? Sure, & easily won. However, I wouldn't gain any satisfaction by harming one or "paying someone back", by potentially causing his practice & or family to suffer financially. I told that story so others would know I don't delight in hurting others financially, but what Drivetime/Santander has done to my family alone (not to mention the countless others that fell prey to these criminals), has warranted a lawsuit. It's not as if I am the only consumer this has ever happened to & it's time someone stop these mafia like companies. My ultimate hope is to brings more media attention to these slimbags. If anyone is interested in class action due to harrassement, wrongful repossesion, &/or negiligence in providing you with legal documention prior to selling the vehecle, let's talk. My atty has told me to go individual prior to ever seeking out a group to sue through class action, but I'm still not completely against it. If you have had an experience such as mine, aren't interested in becoming involved or are seeking out your own individual case, but would be happy to give a statement as another reference for my atty to have, i'll gladly do the same for you. Please reply to me by clicking on my username & i'll get back to you ASAP!
I am attaching a photo (which isn't the best one, but only one I could comfortably put online), only to show some of the injuries & seriousness of Drivetime's actions. Like the old saying goes..."If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all!' :) thanks!
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