Q: I need to know if I have a chance, or if I should just pay her what she is asking.
An ex-gf of mine is trying to sue my in small court for around 2,000 dollars for damage of her car. When we were together I was driving her car and backed into a pole. She said it was fine. I messaged her telling her I was sorry, I’d help her with it, and all of that, which she has messages saved. I tried to convince her to file with insurance to save her and possibly myself some money. She refused. Around 6 months has passed. She said she got it fixed and it’s gonna cost me nearly 2000 when she sues me and wins. She is telling me that if I give her 1,500$ now she will drop it. Can I please get some advice?
A: Since she had and didn’t use insurance, she has failed to mitigate her damages and could should have some trouble if you argue that in court. From a practical stand point, is $1500 a fair estimate of the damage? Can you afford it reasonably easily? Because it’s probably both the right thing to do since you admit the damage was your fault, and easier than getting into a big fight.
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