Well , I did realize that emotion sufferring woudl not be an issue. Also, what you are saying, is in line with what I was thinking may be possible, as it is kind of common sense.
The problem I am having is as described. When a problem like this happens , most people do what we have done, and just do the best we can to cope. As such, there are no "official lost wages", as if my wife had not gotten rides from co-workers and friends, and we hadn't made arrangements, she would have lost her job anyway.
So, what I'm asking is what strategy might you suggest in presenting this to the judge, either at trial or preferably pre-trial? Would you recommend I have my wife testify in addition to my testimony
? Understand there wouldn't be much in the way of official documentation. The van has broken down , and I've had to fix it, and it could be argued that was cause by the increased use, but again all of these are just general, but also expected "losses" that a person or family could expect to incur when some bad repair outfit totals out their car, and they have no means of buying a comparable replacement.
The defense had the audacity to throw a printout from one of their dealer auctions for a similar car. Now that's a car that's being purchased to be resold for a profit! Anyway, you can see the type of opponent I am dealing with, and I have 500 dollars in court costs and so much time and stress invested in this case. I don't want to throw in the towel now, nor do I want to do myself any disservice by not seeking all the damages I legally can muster.