If your vehicle was at fault, then your vehicle's insurance will pay for the driver's mistake. If the person was not authorized to drive that vehicle, the insurance may either a) not pay or b)pay under a "reservation of rights."
Much depends on the "not authorized." If the owner is just saying that to protect their rates that's one thing. If they reported it stolen that's another. "I told him not to use it"(but left...
Elizabeth Tarasi's answer Private seller---they probably sold it to you as-is. Unfortunately there is not much you can do? If you paid with a check you can try to stop payment. Try to repair the car as best you can. I am sorry this happened to you.
Peter Munsing's answer Not unless you can show he was careless in his driving, in which case you can recover the market value of the cat. Your husband knew what the cat would do and let him escape--it's not some driver's fault.
Peter Munsing's answer It would be difficult because you could see the way things were at some point, have stopped, and worked your way out.
Put it another way, it usually isn't impossible to back out of something you got into--it may take time and a number of small moves, but is usually doable. Put it another way, their vehicles were stopped and you kept going.
Peter Munsing's answer Generally you buy a used vehicle as is, unless the seller said the frame was good. You would have to show that it was something seller knew about and failed to tell you. If you want to do it, send him a request for refund of the payment, and you can then file in small claims for the area where he lives.
Peter Munsing's answer It would depend on the amount at issue. It's not clear what he promised to do. He doesn't have a right to take it under false pretenses. Before you sue, make sure you establish independence by getting drivers training and taking the test.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer Here is the problem, you are a parolee of some sort, if they report you, and can get the officers to take the case seriously (which won't be easy), you could end up getting violated for taking the cat. That means you could end up in jail if they call the police on you. You could always sue in small claims court and try to get a judge to care (which won't be easy), but pets are seen as property. The most you could get is a small amount of money or whatever a judge deems the cat to be worth....
You have a claim but it's not the strongest as you assume as with any guest you let in they may spill something. That happens when people come in.
I suggest you'll be better off for selling if you get the carpet cleaned or replaced. Your agent can guide you as to what replacement is best, given that the person buying may not care for your carpet and won't keep it.
Mr. Ryan L Hyde's answer Most criminal defense attorneys do not do work on a pro bono basis. Many have surprisingly reasonable rates. Contact a few and see if you can find someone to work with. Alternatively, have your son sit down with his Public Defender and ask questions. A common complaint that I get from people who were represented by the Public Defender is that they didnt understand why certain decisions were made. The first question I always ask them is did they ask? Almost always the answer is no. An...
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