San Jose, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: Tow truck driver hit my car and didnt leave note.

My car was parked legally overnight. The car next to me was not and the tow truck company came to pick up the car. As he was pulling out the other guys car he's damaged my car substantially and left without a note or anything. I filed a report and this is a hit and run case. I've met with the owner of the other car and we matched the damage and it matched. Cops also agree. The damages are about 5k+ I would assume. I missed work and now need to find a new way to get to work. I dont want to pay a single penny since I wasn't at fault. I'm waiting to see what the tow truck company has to say since they've said they will get back to me in 1-2 days. Is this worth suing for? The car is important to me and I'm pissed that the owner wasn't too helpful when we were on the phone with him. Is this worth suing him for. If so whats the first steps i need to take. Located in San Jose, CA.

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

A: First, if you have collision on your car, get it fixed --the insurance will go after the guy. Second, get two estimates if it hasn't been fixed. Send them to the tow truck (save copies) Sue him in small claims. Not sure why you would miss work as the law would say you should use public trans, rent a car if yours is not driveable.

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