Here's the deal. First, yes, a wrench at Autobahn did in fact wreck his M5. Yes, it's unfortunate and yes, the wrench was guilty as the day is long for being irresponsible. But he also immediately owned up to it. As did Autobahn to Tommy. Yes, there were some miscommunications in the beginning, but that was not due to any deliberate attempt by the dealership to hide anything, it was due to nothing more than poor and/or faulty, albeit innocent, misinformation between human actors. Mistakes were made, but such is life. You move on.
First, you assert that Autobahn has 'bent over backwards' on this issue, but provide not one single scrap of data to support this assertion. Surely this must be 'spin' from your friends and colleagues at the dealership.... we know this has been a continuous stream from Autobahn to BMWNA and the other dealerships in the area.
Indeed the strategy has been to try and paint autobahn as the victim of 'the internet gone bad'. You are playing a part in that. This must be your intent in posting.
So back to your post- you assert the dealer 'bent over backwards' in offering multiple settlements? Really? Only secondhand hearsay, right? Any specifics? Indeed, autobahn immediately turned this over to insurnace and didn't offer a damn thing once Tommy refused to leave his car with these clowns....
Indeed, once the lawsuit was filed, even then autobahn's settlement they posted
was clearly lacking give the situation. Are you saying there were earlier offers which were in fact better offers? Or are you just saying "I heard from people I trust that they made good offers, so I am willing to believe it is Tommys fault"?
I agree with the first part of your post that I quoted above- the driver made a mistake. The DEALERSHIP however has to answer to the charge that they were willfully negligent in how they managed their employees and allowed them to drive cars. As a lawyer you must know that there are often many levels at which you must evaluate 'blame'. Once Autbahn acknowledges this then we can all move on.