Q: I was involved in a wreck in which my car was totaled. Can I go after the other party for expenses on a new car?
I was in a wreck 3 weeks ago. I was ruled not at fault by the police and the other party received a ticket. Can I go after the other person for down payment and plates/sales tax on a new car that I would not have to pay if not for their negligence? This happened in Wyoming.
A: You can go after them for the value of your vehicle if it was for sale the minute before the wreck. You would get the sales tax. Plates you keep. There may be a transfer charge in your state so ask for that. You have a claim for your injuries. I suggest you contact a member of the Wyoming Assn for Justice--they give free consults.
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