Green Bay, WI asked in Car Accidents, Insurance Bad Faith and Insurance Defense for Wisconsin

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

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

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

Tim Akpinar

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