Ask Joe: Should Walmart reimburse shoppers for wind related damage?

A viewer wants to know if Wal-Mart should reimburse customers for wind damage to their vehicles.

Click here to read the full story.

Post a Comment
 

 
Comments
SuperNinja - 2/21/2014 2:35 PM
0 Votes
You have to expect that kind of stuff when you live in a high wind area. It's called insurance--go buy some. It's just like when you're behind a rock truck on the freeway and your windshield is damaged by debris flying out of the bed--it's not the rock truck's fault, it's a road hazard and your insurance takes care of it.

Kramer - 2/21/2014 12:34 PM
0 Votes
I re-visited NW Reno WlMrt & their gravel is actually heavy stuff, could shatter a windshield but it would have to dislodged quite a bit, like from a raised terrace- like the huge mountain they piled up for this behemoth in Lemmon Vly

maddyo says so - 2/21/2014 9:10 AM
0 Votes
The bottom line: They will NOT claim responsibility. Why? As big as a retailer they may be, those executives in corporate Walmart headquarters will not pay any monies out for damage caused by high winds in our area. Well at the very same Walmart in Lemmon, a Walmart shopping cart blew into my passenger side mirror and completely destroyed it. I reported it, loss prevention/ security took pictures, they reviewed tape etc and the final outcome from the big wigs was... NOPE, not responsible even though my claim was it was their freaking shopping cart that did the damage. They said true but the wind and some irresponsible lazy customer is to blame. I had insurance so went through my insurance to repair. Walmart pays NOTHING.

buacl - 2/20/2014 8:22 PM
0 Votes
Given that Nv has these strong winds and it has happened before, should they have used landscaping that doesn't cause damage? Is this Wal-mart private property or do they lease the land? And, if you have liability insurance on your vehicle, windshields are not covered. Stop being jerks about real damage that was done to another person's vehicle. You can give suggestions without being a jerk. And I am sure if there are enough claims with support Wal-mart will step up and file a claim with their insurance and make it right, or remove landscaping that causes damage. Hopefully, both.

Kramer - 2/20/2014 1:40 PM
0 Votes
On the other hand, the NW Reno WalMart uses cinders (from Mt. Lassen maybe) as 'gravel', and these are light- thus prone to dislodgement. I doubt if they could shatter a windshield, though. "Act of nature" is used to weasel out of a shoddy construction job or preventable damage.

Paladin - 2/20/2014 10:44 AM
0 Votes
Clearly Danielle thinks big business should be responsible for acts of nature. THat "evil big business" mentality. GET A LIFE. GET A JOB and GET SOME INSURANCE! That's what insurance is for.

kdavis52 - 2/20/2014 9:34 AM
0 Votes
Lady you need to call your insurance agency. Wal-Mart isn't responsible for high winds. If a tall tree landed on your car at a park, are you going to sue the city? Get real.

DeputyDawg - 2/20/2014 9:01 AM
0 Votes
This goes back to the liberal mentality of no self responsibility. This woman needs to get a job and quit trying to get something for nothing. If you have insurance, most glass breakage is repaired without a deductible, if you chose that option for the extra $1.99 a year they charge for it. Lets do away with all landscaping in the world. Pave the gardens and lawns with concrete and tar. t

steve - 2/19/2014 11:49 PM
0 Votes
I wonder how many previously damaged vehicles parked at wal martand filed claims for free repairs

missj - 2/19/2014 8:18 PM
0 Votes
This is just stupid. It's nature! Walmart shouldn't have to pay anything.
NEWSCASTS ON DEMAND

What's On

All content © Copyright 2014 Intermountain West Communications Company. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.
You may also view our Sitemap

Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.
Mobile advertising for this site is available on Local Ad Buy.