Q: Can I file a lawsuit against the city of Cleveland for negligence in a car accident leaving my vehicle totalled?
My vehicle was totalled when another driver crossed the median.
I can obtain a police report.
The other driver didn't show any Drivers License and their car was uninsured. the other vehicle did not have any plates/tags.
The other driver claimed to have been a mechanic taking the car home from the lot he worked on.
The police didn't issue any sobriety tests.
A: An Ohio attorney could advise best, but you await a response for a week, and you may need to get moving in filing notices of claim with your insurance carrier if you are able to take that route. It does not look like you have a basis for an action against the City of Cleveland, unless it was a government vehicle. If you have a comprehensive policy, that could cover the loss (minus a deductible), or if you do not, look into the scope and limits of your UM (uninsured motorist) protection. You could also see if you could arrange a free initial consult with a local attorney to outline all your options. Good luck
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