A frind of mine was in an accident while driving my truck (12/5). I have full coverage so why is my insurance co saying they may not fix it?

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Insurance Question from Pahrump, NV

Asked on 12/14/2012

A frind of mine was in an accident while driving my truck (12/5). I have full coverage so why is my insurance co saying they may not fix it? my truck was hit from behind at approx mph, the other driver involved never applied his brakes before impact, and come to find out, he doesn't own a Nevada Drivers Licence, he was not written a ticket and I asked several times for his information and the officer on the scene snapped at me and said I would be given a copy of the police report in which all his information would be in there. It has been 9 days and I still have yet to see any such report! All this doesn't seem right to me, and that is why I am contacting you. What am I entitled to, and where do I go from here? Plz Help

Answer given on December 28, 2012

If you were rearended by another car then their insurance should pay for the damages to you. The other driver is not required to have a driver’s license from your state, as long as they have a license somewhere. Presumably they have car insurance somewhere.The police report takes around 10 days to 2 weeks to be completed. You can get a copy when it is ready, but your insurance company, as well as the other driver’s insurance company will get a copy of the report. However, it is only a portion of the settlement process.If you are going through your insurance company, your deductible will apply for collision damage until they settle with the other company. If your damages are below the deductible, they will not pay for your damages. At that time you will need to go through the other insurance company. Since you were rearended, they should accept responsibility for the damages and will work out a settlement with you.


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