Q: I was in an car accident but it wasnt my fault now the other driver insurance says im still 30% is that accurate
I was in an car accident, i was not at fault. The other driver who was at fault was at fault cause she failed to yeild right of way. Now her insurance wants to only be liable for 60% of the outcome then there adjusters came and looked vehicle and the cost of repairs is more the what the car is worth now the insurance said they would be willing to pay 70% and want me to accept 30% and im not accepting it, she was 100% at fault not I. All i am at fault for is not having insurance which did not contribute anything toward the accident. The other driver should be 100% at fault due to her not proceeding with caution when she admitted to being at a red light and made a bad judgement call and proceed on to on comming traffic, my light was yellow hers was red cause she was trying to turn right while i was driving straight. The crash report says she was at fault for failing to yeild right of way. Should i bring this to court if they don't accept my options either the cost of repairs or the worth
A: A Wisconsin attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for four weeks. No one can predict how a court would rule on the matter. It's a decision you have to make based on the value of the car, in terms of what the percentage pans out to in terms of dollars and cents - and what the cost of going to court will be in terms of preparation, time off from work, attorney fees if you retain an attorney, and not least of all the element of uncertainty in the outcome. You could explore whether a Wisconsin attorney would offer a short consultation to provide any possible input on whether the matter cost-effect to contest. Good luck
Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.
The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.
Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.