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    blondey2 is offline Junior Member
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    My vehicle hit - person at fault not paying

    What is the name of your state? CALIFORNIA

    I WAS REAR ENDED BY A TEEN DRIVER IN A DRIVE THROUGH. PARENT ADMITTED TO DAUGHTER'S FAULT AND WOULD PAY FOR THE DAMAGE. NOW HAVE DECIDED THEY ARENT GOING TO PAY. THEY SAID I HAVE TAKEN TOO LONG TO GET BACK TO THEM.. I GOT THE ESTIMATE IN A WEEK OF ACCIDENT BUT THEY WERE TOLD BY THEIR INSURANCE CO THAT TIME IS UP FOR THEM TO HAVE TO PAY. DIDNT KNOW THERE WAS A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS THAT WAS SO SHORT. HAS BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE ACCIDENT. IS THERE SUCH A TIME LIMIT AND SHOULD I TAKE THEM TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT?
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    Happy Trails is offline Senior Member
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    Quote Originally Posted by blondey2
    What is the name of your state? CALIFORNIA

    I WAS REAR ENDED BY A TEEN DRIVER IN A DRIVE THROUGH. PARENT ADMITTED TO DAUGHTER'S FAULT AND WOULD PAY FOR THE DAMAGE. NOW HAVE DECIDED THEY ARENT GOING TO PAY. THEY SAID I HAVE TAKEN TOO LONG TO GET BACK TO THEM.. I GOT THE ESTIMATE IN A WEEK OF ACCIDENT BUT THEY WERE TOLD BY THEIR INSURANCE CO THAT TIME IS UP FOR THEM TO HAVE TO PAY. DIDNT KNOW THERE WAS A STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS THAT WAS SO SHORT. HAS BEEN THREE MONTHS SINCE ACCIDENT. IS THERE SUCH A TIME LIMIT AND SHOULD I TAKE THEM TO SMALL CLAIMS COURT?
    They are pulling your leg. SOL for property damage in California is 3 years.

    So it appears you'll have to sue them.
    [url]http://www.courtinfo.ca.gov/selfhelp/smallclaims/[/url]

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