I was sideswiped by a semi trailer. He didnt stop but I got his license number. when he was contacted by police he naturally denied knowing anything about hitting me, etc. Can I sue him and his company in small claims court. I live in Co. and the trucking company is out of sioux city Ne. I realize I will probably have to sue in a court in his hometown. If I do pursue this, what kind of records can I subpeona? I would like to get his driving record, His driver logs for the past 6 mos., and the bill of ladings for all deliveries made by this driver for the past 6 mos. I would like to have these records to establish his truthfulness. I am very bitter about this incident. Maybe I should sleep on this for a few more nights to make a final decision. Any advice would be helpful.
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Colorado
Police investigation. Total denial from driver. I need to get copies of both my statement to police, and other drivers statement. Im at the point of just wanting to do something to make their life unpleasant.
Welcome! Thank you for your question.You can sue him and his company in small claims court, assuming your damages are less than $7,500. You can subpoena any records related to this person's driving or that would reasonably provide proof with regard to him hitting you. Here is the better news: You can sue in the court in the County where the accident took place, if that is your home County then you can sue there. By driving on the roads of CO the driver subjects himself to the full jurisdictions of the courts in CO regarding his driving. This is the law in every state in the County.All you have to do is file a small claims action in the county where the accident took place and serve him and the company with the suit.
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