Hang on for a minute. I assume this person was NOT insured (auto insurance) because if they were, that is how you reap back any money (sans your deductible). If they were not insured, YOU should have been carrying Uninsured or Underinsured Motorist's coverage. Your own policy should have provisions for car rental, too, and it would then be up to them (your insurer) to go back after the other person's insurance to reap back money. Frankly, suing this person is going to cost you more than what I suspect this whole thing is worth. Do you know how much it is to institute suit against someone? And even if you win, what will you get? Being awarded money in a lawsuit and actually collecting that money are two distinctly different things. Unless there was damage to something other than your car, I would forget the whole thing and move on. Everyone has had to do this at one time or another.
by connemara - 12 hours ago
You can sue anybody. Collecting is a different matter. You don't say what sort of communication you have had with this person or if this person promised to pay for damages to your car, or pay your deductible, or pay for your rental car. Someone on disability has a hard enough time making ends meet financially, and I doubt that they intentionally hit your car. It sucks that you have to pay for it, but your insurance should have paid for the rental car as well. So, you are probably out $500. I know that the person who hit your car should pay, but consider their income. They may not be able to. Yes, you can sue, and yes, you will probably win. Collecting is a different matter. He has no wages to get and you can't take his disability. Good luck.
by David L - 12 hours ago
just because they are disability doesn't mean that they don't have car insurance?? Were they charged with the accident and failure to carry insurance?? if they were , then you can contact the victims advocate of your court or the prosecutors office re restitution; otherwise , a judgment is only as good as you are able to collect; small claims lawsuit, do they own a home?? a lien if not , doesn't matter how much the judgment if they don't have anything to collect from
by sml - 12 hours ago
sue them all you want...disability is not garnishable...you might get a judgement....that does not mean you will get money...same concept happen to me...i had renters on disability...they tore the place up....i have a judgement...but no money to fix it to rent again...good luck....state laws vary...
by Michael K - 12 hours ago
get multiple witnesses They can back you up
by plasticmanticor - 12 hours ago
u get a lawer sorry, i not much help failed law class
by strawberii - 12 hours ago
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