What to do if I have an engine damaged by purchasing bad fuel and it has destroyed fuel system and engine?
Question Details: There was water in the fuel. The insurance and owner have admitted so but they are dragging their feet and telling me that since the vehicle is 5years old with 112K miles on it, I will have to pay 50% to get it back to where I was before the bad fuel. Why am I being treated this way and can they treat me this way?
Under the laws of all states in this country the measure of damages for a used item is the lesser of the costs of repairs or replacement of the item. As such, under the law, if the cost to repair the item is less than a new item you get get the depreciated value of the item.
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