If a drunk driver hit my parked car, which is totaled, then ran from the scene, can I sue her for time lost and car rental? 2 Answers as of August 10, 2017

A drunk driver hit my parked car, which is totaled, then ran from the scene. We followed and she was arrested. She didn't have insurance. My insurance covered fair market value minus my deductible. The car was new and not paid off yet. Now, I have to get money for deductible and for down payment for a new car.

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Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
Unfortunately, you can only get the fair market value and rental car costs, but not the cost of getting a new car or time lost.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/10/2017
Frank Law Group, P.C.
Frank Law Group, P.C. | David E. Frank
You can certainly sue the drunk driver and win, but whether you are ever able to collect the judgment is the real question. Can't get blood out of a turnip.
Answer Applies to: California
Replied: 8/9/2017
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