Arcata, CA asked in Car Accidents and Civil Rights for California

Q: stopped in downtown S.F. and ordered out of my car but leave motor running, a person stole and totaled it

what recourse do I have? Car is totaled had the key been out or turned off my just restored car would be fine

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William John Light
William John Light
Answered
  • Civil Rights Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Your recourse is with your comprehensive/collision insurer; or, with the person who totaled your car, but good luck collecting from them.

Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Criminal Law Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: MORE INFO NEEDED

I WOULD PUT IT THROUGH MY AUTO INS CO AND LET THEM GO AFTER PARTY AT FAULT.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If the individual is charged talk to the DA's office about an order of restitution, but Mr. Light & Mr. Gribow are correct--as far as getting money NOW your best bet is use your collision coverage if you have it.

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