Charlotte, NC asked in Car Accidents and Consumer Law for North Carolina

Q: Took my 2002 vehicle to the auto repair shop and they created a car fire inside the car. Can I sue for more than value?

It's a 2002 Acrua RL with 129000 on it and in great shape. Their insurance wants to only give me Kelly Blue Book value for the car. The shop caused the fire inside of the car and admitted it. Now they want me to settle and I don't agree because I would have to purchase another car and make payments on it!

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Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Wyomissing, PA

A: Generally, in most states they only have to give you the retail value of the vehicle---even if that won't buy you what you lost. Check if that is so by contacting a member of the NC Assn for Justice--they give free consults.

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