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Talk to the other person and ask them if they have insurance or if they will pay to fix your car.
You can write a letter to them that tells them how much it will cost to fix your car.
If they do not want to pay, you can get help from a lawyer.

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What to do if you receive a letter of demand.

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Letters of Demand

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Car Accidents

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What’s the Law – Car Accidents

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Glossary: What these words mean

small claim

When someone owes you money, goods or services up to $25,000 in the Northern Territory, you can go to the Northern Territory Civil and Administrative Tribunal to ask them to pay it back.

insurance

A way to protect people from losing money. You pay money to a company and if something happens—like an accident or injury—they pay for the costs.

letter of demand

A letter asking for payment because someone owes money or did something wrong. After a car accident, one person might send the other driver a letter of demand asking for money to pay for the damage to their car.

mediation

Mediation is a process where you and your partner try to work through relationship problems with someone who can help direct the conversation. This person is called a mediator. A mediator is an independent person. This means they are not on your side or your partner’s side.

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