How can we get fair price for auto?

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How can we get fair price for auto?

I was involved in an accident about a week ago. I was sideswiped by another car on the highway. Our car is a 11 years old but in excellent condition with low mileage. My husband restores cars and we have kept this one in great condition as it is our main car and we planned on keeping it for quite a while longer. I am unemployed and we really can’t afford a car payment and increased insurance rates. I am afraid they are going to only offer us blue book value for our 11 year old van. What is our recourse?

Asked on May 11, 2017 under Accident Law, Missouri

Answers:

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

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

If you are dissatisfied with settlement offers for the property damage to  your car,  your only recourse is to reject the settlement offers and file a lawsuit for negligence against the at-fault party.
If you prevail in the case, you can enforce the court judgment with a wage garnishment against the at-fault party.


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