Property Damage

I was rear-ended by a pickup truck in Arizona on I 10 on March 13th, 2017. My car
was totaled. The driver’s insurance company, GEICO, offered 60 of the vale of
my destroyed vehicle.

I was clearly not at fault. How do I file a claim against GEICO? My car was valued
at 7200. I want the full value, not 60.

Asked on July 12, 2017 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

Since you are dissatisfied with the settlement offer from the at-fault party's insurance carrier, your only recourse is to sue the at-fault party for negligence.
You would not sue the insurance company.  Your lawsuit would be against the at-fault party.  Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit) would be the loss of your vehicle based on its value.


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