Can I sue?
UPDATED: Sep 30, 2022
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Can I sue?
A friend drove my car and totaled it 18
months ago. I was not in the car, or
even the state for that matter. He said
he would pay for the totaled car which
was worth over 10,000. He stopped
talking to and responding a year ago.
Now garnishment are being taken from my
paycheck. Can I sue him? I have written
proof as well as video proof that he
would pay for the car.
Asked on November 11, 2016 under Accident Law, Ohio
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
You can sue your friend for negligence.
Your damages (monetary compensation you are seeking in your lawsuit for negligence) would be the value of your car. You can also recover the amount of any judgment against you such as the wage garnishment you mentioned since that was caused by your friend's negligence, the auto accident.
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