Someone we know vandalized our car. We don't have a witness, but when confronted, he agreed to pay for the damage because he didn't want to have to go to Jail, deal with courts, etc. He currently has a lawyer who is mediating the situation / payment. We have recorded all conversations with the mediator, as he refuses to get on the phone with us. However, after having presented auto body estimates, we have yet to come to an agreement on payment.
We feel that he should pay for ALL of the damages, but he feels we should go through our insurance and he'll just pay our insurance deductible. Our insurance will go through the roof!!
Should we go ahead and press charges?
What charges will he face? Will we have a case without a witness? We only have taped convos w/ lawyer.