I had my car stolen in late july of this year. For those of you farmiliar with hartford CT, the car was stolen from the Gold Building Parking garage (aka one financial plaza). This garage had cameras and a security system, and somehow, nobody knows how my car was stolen. They seemed pretty confident about telling me there was nothing i could do to try and recoupe my losses legally. Well, 3 days ago i got a notice in the mail that the Small Claims Trial i requested will be held on October 21st. So today i get a call from the insurance company of the parking garage. . . . they want to settle the case outside of the courtroom. I want to meet with them to see what they are offering me for $$$. I bet they will have to pay laywer fees and what not if they go to court with me. what should i do to get the most out of this for my self/skrew them in the process? I have never gone to court as a plaintiff before and i have no legal experience on the prosecution side of things. Any advice is welcome.