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OT: Auto Accident Attorney Recommendation?
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Submitted by Ricechex on January 10, 2010 - 2:00pm
One of my friends is on disability and has limited money. She is in her early 60's with a perfect driving record. She drove an old car, which she kept in excellent shape. Recently, she was in an accident, and it was clearly the other driver's fault. This is not the dispute.
The other driver was insured by Wawanesa, but it was not him driving the car, it was his partner. So, Wawanesa is claiming that their driver breached his contract, so she has to pay her $500 deductible and wants to give her $800 to fix the car and salvage the title. Or else, they will give her $1300 and take the car. The car blue booked around $2100 as it was in such good condition.
On top of that, she had injury to her foot. It was all swollen and she took photos, but the swelling has ceased now.
The $500 deductible is a real hardship for her, and chances of her finding a car for $1300 in such good shape is unlikely. Wawanesa keeps putting pressure on her to sign off on some papers.
Should she contact an attorney? Will an attorney even consider taking this case? Or try to scam her somehow? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
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