William John Light's answer Sounds like you need to hire an attorney. You have the opportunity to defend yourself and prove that you have no liability. You are blowing it by not responding to interrogatories in a timely fashion.
Theodore Allan Greene's answer It's difficult to understand your question. What / why are you "releasing uninsured motorist"? I would strongly urge you to get an attorney well versed in personal injury matters (assuming you were injured) because you could do something to jeopardize your case. And the insurance companies love it when someone is NOT represented and they can get away with as little as possible. It's their job to do that.... Good luck to you
Alexander Bakhache Perez's answer yes this is a problem now that CA has allowed $5000 in PD coverage for low income drivers. need to go through your son's insurance and pay deductible if that is an option, then you will get back a pro rata of deductible.
option #2 take the case to small claims court for $45 takes 2 months, even if you win may not be able to collect more than the $5000 from other driver since they are low income, not sure, depends if they work.
Scott Richard Kaufman's answer Each of these things are possible depending on just how bad the prior damage is. If it's a few thousand, you are likely in small claims for the difference in the trade in value you get compared to what you should have received. IF it's a lot more, then you may end up with a potential unwind of the fraudulent deal...
William John Light's answer It could be over tomorrow. It could go through trial and appeals and take years. Every case is different. What happens to the driver depends on the facts of the incident, which you haven't shared.
Theodore Allan Greene's answer If she was at fault like you say then you really need to find out how much damage was done to the other car and find out if anyone was hurt. That will determine her financial liability. The fact that the other party got an attorney means the other person most likely was injured. If the other party did not have insurance then it limits what they can go after your niece for. If the above is more than she can reasonably pay then she should consider filing Bankruptcy.. But wait until you have clear...
William John Light's answer No one is getting covered "instead of" you. You get covered proportionally. If the value of the three cars is $75,000, and your car is worth $7,000, the you get 9.3% of the total property damage settlement ($7,000/$75,000 = 9.3%). If the property damage limit is $5,000, you get $465 ($5,000 x .093). You took the risk by not purchasing collision insurance. You can also refuse settlement and attempt to force the other driver to contribute personally to the settlement to increase your take....
Gerald Barry Dorfman's answer Assuming no exceptions apply, such as the defendant driver being drunk at the time, California law does not allow an uninsured driver to collect for "general damages". Those types of damages are generally referred to as "pain and suffering", although there is more to it than that. However, an uninsured driver can still be compensated for economic damages, such as loss of income. Such damages would also include rehabilitation costs and assistive devices and alterations. The full range of...
Mr. Hudson Thomas Bair's answer Call the police, if the driver was arrested they will have the information you need. You should have "uninsured motorist" coverage which will help you if the other driver is uninsured, there is also a restitution process that may be initiated if the other driver is found guilty of a criminal offense.
William John Light's answer I have no idea what "special circumstances" means in relation to a hit and run, but if you can identify the car and license plate, and you were injured, you should have no problem finding an attorney to investigate your claim. Consultations are free.
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