If a truck ran me off the road and my tire was damaged, what are my rights?
Question Details: This morning I was taking my husband to work and a truck pulled out of a store driveway while I was moving forward. In order to avoid him, I had to hit a lane divider. My tire completely busted. The driver waved sorry and refused to stop. What are my rights?
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If you believe that the truck was being driven negligently or carelessly and in so doing caused you to hit the divider and rupture your tire, you could sue for the sum of the cost of the new tire (and labor to install it) and any roadside assistance or towing you had to pay for. That's the problem; you can only sue for the actual costs you incurred. Whether it is worth suing over those amounts is a cost benefit decision you must make.