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

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?

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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.

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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.

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

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