I was recently in a car accident (which I was NOT at fault). The man who hit me had been speeding and weaving through traffic according to a few witnesses who stayed with me while I waited for the ambulance. I bought a brand new 2013 Passat and it was only 2 months old when I got into an accident with it. It has been in the shop for 2 months now (which is out of my control and the adjuster should be handling this). My insurance now wants me to pay for the rental car!! Most importantly I'm afraid my brand new car will not run like a new car. Is there something I can do to get a new car or hold that man accountable for me having to pay for my rental car??
-MSo far the car has A LOT of damage. According to the adjuster, it is only $1,500 worth of damage, but when my husband went to check on it, the roof was being re-done, trunk floor was removed, trunk door removed, gas tank removed, back bumper removed, both back doors removed to be replaced, back floor board carpet was being ripped out and both side panels were being stripped to be re-painted. Sounds a lot more than $1,500. I feel like it should have been totaled.
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