Re: Responsibility for Damage Caused in an Accident, Without Proper Insurance
the mini-tort limitation does not apply to when you hit a parked car. It is no different than hitting a mailbox.
Question 1- Michigan has a Mini-Tort Law up to $500.00. Other driver is claiming "property damage" but his car was parked on a street where the Speed Limit is 35 MPH. Would Husband be responsible for full repairs of vehicle for "alleged" property damage to a car?
Husband can request anything he wants to request. Injured party can comply or not. Husband can pay per what was presented or refused. Injured party can sue for damages. Husband ends up with owing the money plus has a judgment on his credit history.
Question 2- Husband requested that other party provide THREE Estimates for repair. The other party only provided one. Can the other party be forced to provide one more A.S.E. certified estimate, at least?
btw; since husband didn't have proper insurance, the protections of the mini-tort limitation wouldn't protect him anyway.
I am not an attorney and any advice is not to be construed as legal advice. You might even want to ignore my advice. Actually, there are plenty of real attorneys that you might want to ignore as well.