You are also entitled to "loss of use" of your vehicle while it is being repaired and is not drivable (assuming the responsible party does not provide a rental car), in addition to your out-of-pocket expenses. I agree with the other responses - your attorney should be assisting you with this and able to answer these questions. Sorry to hear about the accident. Good luck. -Jay Mills
First, if you have an attorney, you should be asking your attorney
Second, save any receipts
Third, you generally will only be able to claim reimbursement up to the time the other person's insurance company settles the property damage claim with you.
Ben Glass is licensed in Virginia. He offers a number of free consumer book downloads at his site for information purposes only. You should consult an experienced, board certified attorney in your area. Obviously, no attorney client relationship is formed by participating in Avvo.
You are entitled to out of pocket expenses. Getting a ride from a friend will not be an expense unless you pay for the gas or toll roads. Focus on what amount of money you have taken out of your wallet. As my colleague pointed out, these are very basic questions for your lawyer. If you have one and he/she is not answering these questions, get a new lawyer. If you do not have a lawyer, I would suggest hiring one. Good luck.
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Your attorney needs to be helping you with this situation.
In no way am I offering you legal advice, and in no way has my comment created an attorney-client relationship. You are not to rely upon my note above in any way, but insted need to sit down with counsel and share all relevant facts before receiving fully-informed legal advice. If you want to be completely sure of your rights, you must sit down with an experienced criminal defense attorney to be fully aware of your rights.
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