Generally speaking, if your car is deemed to be unsafe for driving on the road, you may be cited. Based on that, I would see about getting a replacement car, at least temporari;y. Depending on your coverage, you may be entitled to reimbursement for rental car expenses. If not, you may want to pursue the matter with the carrier for the tractor-trailer rig. Under CA law, operators of such rigs are required to carry insurance, just the same way you are, so there may be coverage from that carrier for you rental expenses.
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Don't risk it. Get a rental car and drive it until your car is repaired. The adverse insurance company will pay reasonable rental costs.
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