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If you have not sustained any injuries and you only seek to get your car repaired it may be difficult to find someone willing to take on the case. Also be careful with the storage bill because many times an insurance carrier will only pay for storage up to a certain date.
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As Mr. Ferrante points out, there are qualified attorneys through this site. Also, any qualified personal injury attorney in your area should be able to help. It sounds like the other driver's carrier is looking for a reason not to pay on the claim although I'm not sure what the question of who was driving your vehicle would have to do with their liability for the property damage. You should consult with and engage an attorney if the carrier does deny the claim. This may simply be the case of an insurance company trying to take advantage of you.
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Use the Avvo "Find a Lawyer" tool Speak with several attorneys and see who you feel most comfortable with. Many attorneys will lay out the costs and take 33% of the recovery, plus reimbursment of costs. Many also offer free 30 minute consultations. Good luck.
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I do not see, based on the information you have provided, how a dispute about who was driving your vehicle bears on the negligence of the insured adverse driver. Licensure has nothing to do with liability issues either.
I suggest that you contact your State insurance commissioners office and file a complaint against the adverse carrier and request the assistance of the commissioner's office in obtaining repair of your vehicle paid for by the adverse driver's carrier.
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Most states have a Improper Claims Practices Act requiring insurance adjuster to respond to demands and give the factual basis for denials. Make a written demand to the insurance company for the property damage, include the Kelly Blue Book printout, other costs, and a time limit (30 days). Request their factual basis in the event of a denial or failure to pay the full value. Keep a copy. If the adjuster fails to respond or pay the total car damages requested, turn the adjuster into the Department of Insurance. Then...call a lawyer.
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