Here I am once again, the same old new and improved Gatlin, that guy who installs audio systems in trucks , cars, or whatever else you bring to us that has wheels and a motor – or sometimes not even that!
So what am I talking about today? It’s a bit of a different topic. I’ve got on my pal Lee Thibodeau, great guy, and we’re going to talk about the auto insurance industry and how it fails paraplegic people.
Now you might be surprised to learn that paraplegic people can drive cars, but it’s true. They make custom models to allow you to operate the vehicle with just your hands. That’s great, because it gives people the opportunity to be more self sufficient.
But what happens when you need to make an auto insurance claim? That’s what happened with Lee just recently. His truck was stolen, in fact. If your car got stolen, what would you do? Call your insurance company, of course. And they’d get you a rental car until you were able to recover your car or buy a new one.
That’s all well and good for us able-bodied folk. But if you’re like Lee and paraplegic, they can’t give you just any car. So what’s a guy to do?
Lee, being the unstoppable guy that he is, rigged up a system on his own to control the car, but it’s far from ideal.
Why don’t insurance companies have hand-control vehicles available?
It’s unfortunate, but Lee is now working with the insurance companies to make sure this isn’t a problem. That’s what I love about Lee, he doesn’t let things like this get him down. He’s unstoppable!
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