Car got vandalized by someone who got caught for it. Bodyshop ESTIMATED the job for 8,000$. My insurance ESTIMATED it at 5600$. (1,000$) deductible. So 4600$ they're paying for the damages.. can I get restitution for 3,400$? Got court on Friday. I'm the victim.
You will not get a penny beyond what you actually pay out of pocket to get it fixed (no profits)
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If actual cost to repair is $8000_ you should get a $3400 restitution order. Unfortunately, if the defendant cannot pay it all now, there will have to be a payment schedule through the probation department. Bring all of your paperwork to court and make sure you talk to assistant Prosecutor handling the case early.
You can only get restitution for any additional money that you paid, if the insurance paid money they would be able to get restitution for that many also. Your not allowed to make a profit.
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Maybe. Be sure to speak to the prosecutor and show the receipts. Make sure the prosecutor knows you want restitution. Don't count on getting the money. Speak to victim/witness (ask the prosecutor) and maybe VCCB can get you something.
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