Should I take an auto accident acse to small claims court since I won a ruling through arbitration?

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Should I take an auto accident acse to small claims court since I won a ruling through arbitration?

An auto accident case went through arbitration and my insurance company won the ruling, stating that I was not at fault. Due to my coverage my insurance company will not be able to assists me further in having the other insurance company pay for damages to my vehicle. They have sent me all the documents of the arbitration and information needed and suggest I file a claim against the other insurance company in small courts claims. Will the court rule in my favor?

Asked on January 6, 2013 under Accident Law, Hawaii

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

You first need to reduce the arbitration award to a judgment in state court before it has any benefit for you with respect to the small claims matter you wish to pursue against the driver of the other vehicle and his or her insurance carrier.


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