Thank you for the responses. I appreciate the support. Unfortunately, I don't have the means to file claims against anyone because I'm just a college student. I'm only in San Antonio for an internship (I'm studying at UT Austin). It could've been a neighbor, but I think more likely a gang cased my bike and waited for someone to open the gate with their key fob and followed them in. The bike had a lock and cover and would've had a chain if I had anywhere to chain it to. I have heard that bike thefts in the SA/Austin area are pretty common, which is a huge shame. If I had more info on who did it, I would be tempted to deal them my own justice.
Well then you really need the help.
IMO, the first step is an Email to the owners, management. Why email to have proof you tried and there reply.
I would ask them to file a claim against there insurance for the bike, or the difference your insurance is paying you. Austin Tenants? Council/Filing Suit in Small Claims Court
Some legal bits to cover your bases. TX Filing a Small Claims Suit - Lawyers.com
From some other legal minds http://www.depts.ttu.edu/sls/forms/H...aims-Court.pdf
After you have covered the landlords, your insurance. Get the damages, what your being offered from everyone and determine if your breaking even. LOL never seems to happen.
What your going to be out. That is what you would file a claim for.
Small claims courts normally run $25 to file a claim or less. Normally there are no lawyers.
SO the judge and or juror, looks like you can ask for one for $5. Hears your side, the other side and make a judgement.
You want to have pictures, and any receipts for the total investment you have on the bike.
Any costs due to the loss of the bike. Like bus fares.
Don't get greedy, just be upfront and fair. Judges and jury's don't like scam artists looking for a FREE ride.
So if you get all the papers, try to be upfront and fair. Invest $25 you could recover what you would be out.