How do I find out what the at fault driver is liable for?

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How do I find out what the at fault driver is liable for?

My car was parked and a drunk driver ran off the road and totaled my vehicle out.
My insurance eventally ended up paying the book value of my car due to ACCH
insurance giving me the run around. I had GIECO insurance at the time. I paid a
remaining balance of almost 3000 out of pocket. GIECO have finally received
their money. I’m back to getting the run around about the remaining balance.

Asked on September 6, 2017 under Accident Law, Alabama

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The at-fault driver is potentially liable to you for: 
1) Any part of the car's book value not paid by the insurer--e.g the deductible.
2) Any towing costs not paid by insurance.
3) The cost to rent a car for a few days to *possibly* a few weeks (the normal length of time it would typically take someone to be able to buy or lease a new vehicle), if not paid by insurance.
4) If you missed a day or two or work due to not having a car available and not otherwise reasonably being able to get to work, lost wages.
5) Any personal property in your car damaged, lost, or destroyed.


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