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House Hit Still Not Repaired Due to Dispute


It has been two and a half months since a car slammed into a home in northwest Omaha. It's almost the first of June, and no repair has been made.

Homeowner Jim Borowicz says, " He just missed this pole by a foot."
When the car slammed into his house the early morning of March 17th Jim had no warning. He says, " The police indicated there were no skid marks."

The 21 year old driver walked away and returned five hours later to be ticketed leaving the scene and reckless endangerment.
But the crash below Jim and his wife's bedroom didn't end the rude awakenings. Jim says, " I'm angry because I need my house to be repaired. " The only contractor willing to bid on repairs is ten thousand dollars higher than Geico's settlement check that Jim refuses to cash.
The homeowner says, " Why should I pay the difference? I'm the victim here, i didn't ask this kid to drive his car into my house."

Jim wants the driver's insurance to pay for an engineering report
He says, "I'm worried that it gets structurally repaired properly and no just a cosmetic fix."

Just hours after Fact Finders contacted Geico Insurance, a representative called the contractor to negotiate.

The contractor says he's willing to reduce his profit margin *but* he's sending proof of why everything in his estimate is needed to do the job right.


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