Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:18 AM
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:38 AM
I was the driver in a non injury auto accident on 2/17/13, in Mt. Vernon NY.
Seeing as how today is February 12, 2013, I assume you've got the date wrong.
I need to know who[m] do I sue, what type of attorney do I need and where can I get this attorney from.
You sue the other driver (not the insurer). Any attorney who handles civil litigation could do this. However, given likely value of your car (somewhere between $4-6k depending on sub-model, options, and conditions), it is likely that hiring a lawyer would not be cost effective and that you're far better off doing this in small claims court. Nevertheless, a "find a lawyer" link is prominently displayed at the top of each page at this site.
You also might want to look into the cost of collision insurance coverage. For a car such as yours, the cost probably would not be significant.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 10:43 AM
Keep us posted.
Posted 12 February 2013 - 11:49 AM
Meantime, I agree with PG that small claims court is likely your best bet given the relatively low value of your car.
Getting a lawyer for this is likely to be costly because, without an injury, a lawyer will want to charge you his hourly rate with a good sized retainer.
Just make sure your witnesses are willing to appear in court and testify. Even in small claims court, written statements without live witnesses are likely to be objected to and ruled inadmissable.
NY small claims allows attorneys so it's a good bet that the other driver's insurance company will assign one.
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