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I was in a car accident and my vehicle is totaled. I wasn't at fault, the other driver ran a red light and there are several witnesses that attested to that on the police report. The driver doesn't own the car and doesn't have insurance. I only have liability on my car, so my insurance co. won't cover the damage. The driver is unemployed, on social security, and has multiple small claims cases open against him. I was wondering if I can take the owner of the car to small claims court for the damages. He claims to not have insurance either, but he is evading my insurance company and not being cooperative. I have called a local lawyer and it didn't seem like they wanted to get involved because the injuries weren't to severe. Any thoughts?The owner of the car, who is not the driver, said he just got the car. My insurance company said it is a rent to own vehicle. The owner of the car told the police he didn't have insurance, but he will not respond to my insurance company. The owner of the car may have a job, I am not sure because he has avoided us. Would it be worth it to take him to small claims?
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