My car was hit in a parking lot..not at fault

Can I keep the money the insurance pays instead of fixing the car

Asked on June 12, 2009 under Accident Law, California

Answers:

MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You can do that, yes.  Just remember though, in that situation, the check has to be made out to you solely.  Not you and the lien holder of the vehicle if you still owe on it.

If the insurance company refuses to make it out to you solely, contact the California Department of Insurance and file a grievance.


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