My car was completely burned down by some bum in San Francisco last Feb. He got arrested and would like to get all the money i lost. What is the best option to do? I would like him to go in jail for a long time. I don't know the person & his motivation of burning the car is bec he saw my valentines balloon, stole it, decided to burn the car afterwards. He did this in front of city hall and a bank. He will have a sentencing scheduled on may 19th
You can do both and should do both. Contact a local attorney with litigation experience to guide you through the process.
Your insurance should cover the loss, but only up to the current value of your car. For the amounts they don't pay, you can ask the DA to ask for court ordered restitution. You may not ever get any money, but it won't cost you anything and the DA will do most of the work.
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