Long story short, I was involved in an accident yesterday on the way home from work. The officer on scene found him at fault and he was issued a ticket. While waiting for the official report, I figured I’d do a little bit of research as to what I can realistically expect. The damage occurred to my rear, driver-side wheel/tire. The wheel has some minor scratches in the metal but the tire has pieces of rubber (predominantly focused around the raised letter portion of the tire) hanging off.
My questions: Obviously the tire will need to be replaced, but can I expect to be compensated a full set of new tires or are they only going to pay to replace that one? My fear is that one new tire won’t do me any good if it has it’s full tread and the others do not (there is a reason you replace all tires at once, after all). Can I realistically argue that such compensation is absurd and that an equal set of tires are needed? Also, the wheel damages are minor, but could I also realistically request compensation for the value of a new wheel?
I don’t want to get dicked around here but I’ve heard horror stories and I find anything less than an absolute replacement ridiculous in this situation.