can an insurance company refuse the money they said they would pay for my total loss if they refuse to pick up the car?

The storage fees have become excessive and they think that because the business that has the car is my family that they shouldn’t have to pay the storage fees. The storage fees have nothing to do with me and the money they owe me. They said they wouldn’t send me the check until they got the car. How can I get my money from them since the problem they have is with what the shop is charging? They have my title and refuse to pay.

Asked on March 16, 2012 under Accident Law, Georgia

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Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

If your vehicle has been deemed a total loss by your insurance carrier where you will get a check for the car's fair market value at the time of the accident, it is irrelevant that your insurance carrier has a dispute with the storage company for your damaged vehicle.

The insurance carrier now technically owns your vehicle and is responsible for its storage fees. You need to get a check for it. I suggest that you consult with an attorney who practices in the area of consumer law further about your issue.


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