My question involves insurance law for the state of: California
I was involved in a car accident in which it was the other drivers fault. I contacted the drivers insurance company (Mercury) and gave them all the information of the incident, which was recorded. My insurance company, tried to contact the driver for his statement, but he refused to talk to them. My insurance company contacted Mercury and all they said was we are siding with our client. No other information.
We ended up in small claims (I was the plaintiff sueing the driver). Each party had to show what information/evidence they had. The defendant handed us the transcript of my conversation with Mercury Insurance. Mercury Insurance representative was also at the court. We lost the case on a technicality. We are refiling small claims.
I spoke with my insurance company and asked them how can I get a transcript of the defendants (Mercury's client) statement, since they released my statement to their client. My insurance company informed me that Mercury illegally released my transcript without my permission. I was told that I am entitled to some type of privacy protection. I was never contacted by Mercury for approval of release.
What legal recourse do I have against Mercury for improper actions?