About a couple of months back, I was hit by a car when riding my bicycle. I think it was mostly my fault (unintentionally/accidentally crossing during a red light). The hit itself was very light, and I suffered minor injuries, and my bike was damaged a little too. The cops were there and we exchanged contact information. Now, AAA auto insurance of the person who hit me, sends me a mail asking me to pay about $2,600 for damages to the person's car. I do not own a car, so I don't have any auto insurance. Is there any way I can negotiate this, or alleviate the fine amount?
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Yes you can. This is known as subrogation. You may be able to give them 500,00 or so. If they have to file suit it will cost them a few hundred dollars plus a third of the total they collect for attorney fees. If you have auto, homeowners, renters or an umbrella policy one or more of these may cover this.
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