From digest.v7.n522 Fri Oct 31 21:39:30 1997
From: "Gonzales, Sylvia " <GONZALS_at_sce.com>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 1997 13:09:29 -0800
Subject: Small claims for damages
Hi gang! After 1 year off Digest, I'm back...
Michael Escher wrote:
> Does anyone have experience with a situation like this? How do I go about
> getting him to pay for the repairs?
Mike, I had an immaculate 74 2002...was hit by a hit-and-run driver. (I
chased him..another story)
guy had no insurance (BTW I'm in LA, CA) I sued small claims for $2500
(car was worth more, but I had no papers & only liability-my mistake)...
anyways, Owner of vehicle claimed no money was retired..etc., his
nephew was the driver (disappeared)..Owner claimed he didnt get
permission, boy, did he find out when I took him in front of The Judge.
No excuse, owner of vehicle is liable. I had pictures, some receipts,
I dont remember if that was the maximum or the max is 3K.
But I won. (go to any court they have instructions how to sue in small
claims court). Thats the easy part, the other guy is guilty right
away-if he has no insurance. What dismayed me is the State at that time
doesnt do anything about it. anyways...through help from a Paralegal
friend, I found out, the owner of vehicle owned a home. (City Records)
So if you win, its up to you to get the money. We filed a lien against
his property (he was notified also)...it was about 1 year and he came
crying..I think he was applying for money, or going to sell his house,
or something, but all the sudden, he was calling me wanting to make a
deal. Well I was going to make a deal before, but after all this
effort, I said, ALL or NOTHING. I got all. closed deal. Good Luck
Sylvia (BTW, geez, from Zymol to Hooters, what has the Digest gone
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