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My wife was in an accident a couple of years ago and

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My wife was in an accident a couple of years ago and according to the insurance company she was found to be 75 percent at fault so the insurance company only paid for seventy five percent of the repairs. He is suing my wife for the other 25 percent of what it costs to repair his vehicle including vehicle rental. He was the one who struck my wife on the right rear quarter panel and our vehicle was totaled. We only received $12K for our 2009 Camry and it cost us $24K to replace it. The officer never gave her a citation for the incident. Is there a way she can avoid having to pay the additional $2500 they are asking for?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

Did you tell the insurance company she was being sued?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
They actually told me that the individual was suing us for the rest of the costs.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Can we appeal the judges decision to get more time to pay?
Expert:  Dwayne B. replied 1 year ago.

Typically in Texas when the insurance company pays a claim they get the claimant to sign off on an agreement that they won't sue for any more money. Was that not done in this case?

Did the insurance company not provide you a lawyer?

You can appeal the order but it is very hard for someone to collect on a judgment in Texas anyway.