This type of question comes up all the time in two forms: (1) incorrect accident report made, and/or (2) the cop did not write any tickes so who was at fault?
If you have insurance coverage, generally your insurance company will handle it for you. However, here is a guide I wrote to give you an idea of what will need to be done to establish liability.
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you will sue the other driver, which then his insurance company will step in and defend him. You might have to ether pay your attorney an hourly rate to help you or do it your self in small claims court since most personal injury lawyers only take cases on contengency when there are serious bodily injuries.
Attorney Holbrooke is directly on point!
If your sick - get a doctor!
If your hurt - get an attorney!
Quote: "requesting that they make me an offer to settle" this makes me cringe, and is further evidence that you need to hire a professional and stop playing attorney. Please contact one of the attorneys above that are licensed in Fl who have posted so you don't get taken advantage of.
Sounds like you have a property damage only issue if your wife was not injured, which you need to make darn sure of before you settle anything with the insurance company.
It makes a difference if its your insurance company or the other drivers that is wanting to settle.
Generally, you get what the fair market value of the car was; what you owe on it is not relevant to them. If its your insurance company, they have a duty of good faith and fair dealing with you since you have a contract with...
You need to hire a local attorney to help you, and you should be able to mitigate the charges. Most Judges don't care to hear that you did not know, beacuse they hear that every time, but the fact that you are military carries some weight and will be a big help. In MS the DA works felony charges, and a local prosecutor works minor charges like this. You can call the court and ask who the prosecutor (city or county) is depending on if you got the ticket in city limits or not. He/she may or may...