My 1982 classic Datsun 280ZX was totaled by a DUI driver and his insurance does not want to pay me a fair amount

Asked over 1 year ago - San Leandro, CA

They only offered $3800.00 and the cost to replace is $12,000 to $15,500. The repairs estimate is $12,000. What am I entitled to? C an I make them repair or pay enough to replace?

Attorney answers (5)

  1. Daniel Joseph Podolsky

    Contributor Level 12

    8

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Insurance companies tend to always low ball when it comes to claims resolution. This holds true for both property damage and bodily injury claims. You should do yourself a favor and consult with an attorney prior to taking any further action.

    My responses to questions on Avvo are never intended as legal advice and must not be relied upon as legal advice.... more
  2. Philip Daniel Hache

    Pro

    Contributor Level 16

    6

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . You may want to discuss your situation with a civil attorney who handles these types of cases.

    Legal disclaimer: This message does not constitute legal advice and is for informational purposes only. This... more
  3. Fareesh S. Sarangi

    Pro

    Contributor Level 13

    6

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . This is one of the biggest reasons not to negotiate with an insurance company on your own. Get a local attorney and let them get you what you are entitled to.

    * Please note that I am an Attorney practicing in Georgia, but I am not your attorney. This post is intended to... more
  4. John Paul Thygerson

    Pro

    Contributor Level 17

    6

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Retain an attorney. The offer may reflect the Kelley Blue Book value of the car.

  5. Christian K. Lassen II

    Pro

    Contributor Level 20

    5

    Lawyers agree

    Answered . Retain a local attorney to resolve this.

    Only 29% Contingency Fee! Phone: 215-510-6755 www.InjuryLawyerPhiladelphia.com

Can't find what you're looking for? Ask a Lawyer

Get free answers from experienced attorneys.

 

Ask now

26,503 answers this week

2,797 attorneys answering

Ask a Lawyer

Get answers from top-rated lawyers.

  • It's FREE
  • It's easy
  • It's anonymous

26,503 answers this week

2,797 attorneys answering