(Hamden, CT USA)
the Accident's picture
one day I parked my car front of starbucks coffee shop. I parked my care properly and went to start my day with a cup of coffee. suddenly, I hear a lady telling me that who owns the Silver Lexus. then, I said yes I own it, she said, your car was hit. I asked her who hit the car. she told me her 18 years old daughter.
they offered to me to fix the car without calling the police but I preferred to call the police. the police came and gave me a case number. then, after 10 days, the lady's insurance company called me asking for an estimate.
now, I got the estimate but how about my car's price that will go down after this accident ? I bought the car in a high price because it hasn't had any accident before. however, you know that any car has no matter small or large accident, its price must go down by at least %20 or even more.
my question is what can be done to make the insurance company pay for not only the physical loss, but also psychological and financial impacts that I will have later from this accident. in Addition to this, occupied my time to go to three auto repairs.
I'm planning to hire attorney if you see that I have rights that I don't know about. Thanking you in advance for your advice.