The OP's mentioned he has liab. only, and IDK CA but around here with that you're SOL and your own carrier pretty much warshes their hands of you, and doomed to work with the other insured's carrier. If it ain't just a cheap claptrap you're glad to get out from under and worth fighting to fix or get a decent settlement, then brace yourself for a tussle with them. I'm not some SME on insurance, but my initial comments up there sounding more applicable as time goes by. I agree 1000% not getting legal representation. Unless mucho injuries there ain't no gold to mine from hat old Chevy. #State Ins. Commission ::winks::
One last gambit if no satisfactory settlement is to simply demand to be "made whole" by them securing a "like condition" replacement car that's acceptable to you.
And as just an armchair qtr. back I'll offer that I refused a frame machine and made my insurance allow me to deliver another unmolested frame with my rear-ender. I'm sure a straightener is fine and all, but a documented square replacement was important for me, plus a factor if a sale someday. For yours if the frame is bent then you'll have to decide whether to accept a machine or start combing JYs.
Let's see what up as things progress.
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