about 2 weeks ago I was involved in a 2 car accident, fortunatley no one injured. The other driver has admitted 100% fault. His car is comprehensivley insured with NRMA. My car has been assesed and it seems it will be a 'total loss'. However the repairer tells me thier quote is less than the market value. The NRMA is saying they will pay me thier market value less the value of the damaged car and I get the damaged car.I don't think that is acceptable as I am worse of. How do I realise the value in the wreck when there is cost and time to sell it and to who. Also if I pay the repairer to fix my car he says his quote is based on an external inspection and if other unseen damage is discovered during repair there is extra to pay, why should I have that risk.What are my optionsregardsPeter Fuller
talking with the NRMA
[QUOTE] What are my options [/QUOTE] Your best option is to stop stuffing around with NRMA and simply sue the chap who hit you in the Civil Claims Division of the Local Court. To lodge a small claim, you need to file a Statement of Claim with the Court. This court form is available from the Court by calling (02) 9287 7923. Call that number and ask them to send the form out to you. Then fill it in with the filing fee and return it to the Court. They will stamp 2 copies, one of which you must give to this fellow who hit your car. When the Court receives the form with a filing fee, then they will set the matter down for hearing before a judge. At the hearing each party is given the opportunity to make submissions based on the evidence. You won't need a lawyer but can have one if you want. Most small claims hearings take less than an hour to complete and most do not involve lawyers. If my answer has been helpful or informative to you, please hit the Accept button.
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