My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: CA
I got into a car accident with a lady who doesnt have a CA driver's license and a CA ID (only a Mexico license but she didn't bring it with her the time of the accident). It was a minor accident and she was cooperative that we didnt end up calling a police. She even said, she will pay for the damage. She gave all her information like name and husband's insurance (except she doesnt have any ID). I claimed thru her insurance but it was her word against mine. Then, the lady told me to get an estimate. When I gave her the amount, she said it was too much and wants the husband to fix my car at their place. I said no. Her insurance doesn't want to pay for my car since she haven't change her statement. And she's not paying for the estimate either since she cant afford it.
My question is, what step can i do? Hire a lawyer or have my insurance handle it but i have to pay the deductible (my deductible is too much).