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I was at a stop light on a road, although a typical major road behind a mall and other stores, and was hit while i was stopped for a light.
I do not have collision and my van is a modified van for handicapped person. The rear end is banged up and i got an estimate of 4500 dollars...the van is worth 5,ooo without modidifications.
I was told that the person who hit me is not responsible for my damage and that I will have to pay for all repair...The cops didn't give him a ticket for it wasn't on public road. I was told that I may be able to get a mini tort of 500 or possible sue for up to 2600 but no more by the police.
They told me to call the courts. I am distraught for I can not afford to get this van redone. Is this true, what I am being told. I live in the state of Michigan, oakland county.
thank you and God Bless. Virginia
Hello Virginia ,
Michigan is a no fault state. This accident is property damage only which means there may be recourse for you. You really want to talk to a lawyer. In most states, you can use to be put back in the position you were before the accident (a modified van).
I hope this helps .
As always, it is very important that you talk with a local attorney!
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