What is the name of your state? Florida
Our 6 week old Honda Pilot was struck while parked, by a garbage truck operated by a private sanitation company providing services to the city. There seems to be around $4K-$6K in damage, some of which was to the rear suspension.
There is simply no way this car can be restored to its factory condition, regardless of the quality of the repair. I bought a brand new car for a reason, and now I'm expected to settle for a 6 week old vehicle that's been patched back together.
The insurance company will of course not total the car, but I believe given that the car is not even two months old, that I should receive a new replacement. The insurance company will pay a small amount for "dimished value," but nowhere near enough to cover the difference between the trade-in value, and a new Pilot.
Can I sue the owner of the sanitation company for this difference, so I can be restored to where I was before the accident? Would small claims court be an appropriate venue?
Thanks in advance!