Hello I am from Oregon, USA
On Nov 30 my vehicle was hit by a drunk driver who ran. I was lucky enough to get his plate number as he pulled out of the parking lot and sped down the street. Due to my fast thinking and a little luck the police were pulling him over as i read them his plate number. His insuraces has agreed to fix my car but at the same time they want to call it a loss. My car is probably one of the most important things I own to me. It is payed off and I am unable to afford to make car payments if I call it totaled. Is there anything I can do to protect myself? Is it worth talking to a Lawyer about it?Oh and i forgot to mention.. I the police report he admits to the hit and run and there maybe video of the accident due to it happened in a Wal-Mart parking lot.