Do I need a lawyer
UPDATED: Sep 30, 2022
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Do I need a lawyer
I was in a car wreck no injuries where someone rear ended me. The guy that hit me was in a company truck. The guy that hit me company is trying to pay out of pocket or trying to settle without insurance. I have went to get estimates but the repair shops are saying it might be more. So I talked to the guy that was talking to me about it and he is trying to force me to go to there repair shop and not one of my own where I know it will be fixed. Also this is a financed car that is now upside down on payments. With it being demoting the value of the car I will not have a chance to trade in or sell my car now at its worth. I had the car only one day.
Asked on June 13, 2016 under Accident Law, Texas
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 6 years ago | Contributor
It would be difficult to find an attorney to represent you because you were not injured in the accident.
It would be advisable to file a property damage claim with the at-fault company's insurance carrier instead of dealing with the at-fault party who wants you to get substandard repairs at the company's repair shop.
If the case is NOT settled with the at-fault party's insurance carrier, you can sue the at-fault party (company and driver) for negligence.
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