What to do if 2 weeks before my son turned 18 but was in a minor accident when he was 17?

We purchased a car Friday and the next day someone almost hit him, swerved and she ended up in the front yard. Both cars never touched each other. He was in the process of getting insurance and changing over the registration on monday, the other party insurance states he owes money to them. essentially this seems worng, we gave our auto policy to them haven’t heard and now they are stating that since he is now an adult he owes money. What recourse do we have? Is there a status of limitations given that he was a minor when this occurred?

Asked on November 6, 2012 under Accident Law, California

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Given the fact that your son had an automobile insurance policy in effect at the time the accident happened you need to place the carrier on notice about the incident and proceed with the paper work as to the matter. Let the claims representative for your carrier handle the matter. After all, this is why people have car insurance.


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