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    Default Anyone familiar with Small Claims Tribunal process??

    My sister was involved in a motor vehicle accident about 4 years ago, and she has been pretty slack in pursuing the guy that damaged her car.
    The damage to her car would be about $3.5k

    My sister is now working overseas for next 12 months...I have pushed her to do something every time she is back but as far as I am aware she has done nothing.

    Am I able to act as her representative in a small claims court while she is overseas?

    I would really like to see the guy at least pay for the damage to her car....the accident she was involved in turned out to be pretty serious where the man in question caused the death of an innocent motorist after crashing into my sister's car and got off by hiring a big shot lawyer, and the man claimed he and his passenger didn't remember anything.
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    If you can take it to small claims then yes you can represent your sister, you just need a signed form saying that you're acting as her agent.

    If the person at fault has already had a lawyer get him out of trouble wouldn't that mean that it's already been to court and too late to take it to a small claims tribunal?

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    He went to court over the reckless driving resulting in death of the other driver, not the damage to my sister's vehicle.
    He had someone come check out my sister's vehicle before and offered her less than half of what she was quoted to fix her vehicle.
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    You would likely need to get a power of attorney to act for your sister and it should specialise that you have power to represent her before the small claims court


 

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