Can a car insurer take money back after admitting to its client being at fault?
Question Details: My granddaughter was involved in car accident with a lady. Her insurance company contacted her and said that she was at fault. Gave us name of car place to have car taken to and it said that it was not fixable and it sent her a check and asked us to send in title for car. Now it has taken the money back saying they don't have todo anything but pay deductible on car. What can we do?
Your only recourse is to sue the at-fault party for negligence. If your granddaughter is at least 18, she can file the lawsuit. If she is a minor, you or her parent can be appointed guardian ad litem to file a lawsuit on her behalf.
Damages (amount of compensation you are seeking in the lawsuit) would be the property damage (cost of repairs) to the vehicle or if it cannot be repaired as the at-fault party's insurance company is claiming, then damages would be the value of the vehicle.