My question involves a traffic accident in the State of: CA
I asked a friend to back my truck into my driveway to load some stuff. He backed into the solid steel mailbox post and did apporx $1500 damage to vehicle.
He apologized and offered to "pay for everything"...Right. Now, not so much. I can't get him to return phone calls or emails. I just learned that he cancelled his car insurance with one company and move over to another. I do not know which.
How can I gain repayment? I can just file a claim with AAA (my carrier) and pay my $1000 deductible. Fine, but then what....How can I collect? Can I sue in small claims court? If so under what precedent? "he broke my stuff and needs to pay for it" law?
Thanks for any help or advice.