Someone vandalized my car because they thought it was someone else's car but it was the wrong car busted out my 2017 Honda accord windshield and passenger window and some body damage the police caught the guy what do I do to get this person to pay
File a claim with your own insurance company and let them pay for the repairs. That's why you pay for insurance. You can also ask for an order of restitution from the Judge in the criminal case or, perhaps, sue that person in civil court but collection on a judgment is usually problematic.
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If you know who it was the procedure is suing that person and depending how much you may be able to go to small claims court
You can sue the person you believe vandalized your vehicle, but any insurance this person has will not apply, as all insurance policies exclude intentional acts. So, if you sue the person, you may be able to obtain a judgment, but if the person has no attachable assets, you may have a heck of a time collecting on that valid judgment.
Your best bet is to use your own comprehensive coverage under your auto policy and let your insurance company handle this. This is the very reason you have been paying insurance premiums. Let your insurance company earn its keep.
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