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Did your father have insurance?
Legal Aid is not likely to get involved in a civil case like this.
Possible, but not likely.
What is the $4200 supposed to cover?
How did the wreck happened?
You struck them from behind?
You are probably going to have to either represent yourselves or hire a lawyer.
Yes. Legal Aid doesn't usually get involved in civil cases like this. They are likely going to sue both you and your dad. If they do it in small claims court they can't have a lawyer so it makes it pretty even.
It could, depending on what they sue for.
If your dad has the money he could offer something less as a settlement.
You were driving, correct?
It is also possible to challenge them not on whether you owe something but on how much.
I can't tell you much about that since we don't know what the $4200 is based on.
Two years for personal injury, 3 years for property damage.
Probably what you should do now is write the attorney a letter and ask them what the $4200 is based on.
That would give you a much better idea on what to do.
Do it in writing.
If you don't mind me making a suggestion, when we get finished with the conversation today and you issue your Positive Rating (hopefully Excellent) the question will change formats and "lock" open so it no longer times out. Then, after you get the answer back from the lawyer you can come back to this thread and we can discuss it more with that information.
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You're welcome. Once we know what that amount covers we can have a better idea on what to do.
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