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Insurance Question from Myrtle Creek, OR

Asked on 04/12/2012

I was involved in an accident in December of 2011 and the other driver failed to yield causing the accident. Her insurance took total responsibility. I am an online student and had to drop two of my classes due to injury and now I have to pay the school for those two dropped classes and was wondering if the insurance covers that?

Answer given on April 14, 2012

If you were involved in an auto accident that was not your fault and you suffered financial losses due to the accident, the other insurance company may be willing to compensate you for your loss. You will need to provide proof of the loss. A letter from the school may be helpful, unless you can provide the proof yourself. In addition, be sure to indicate the time you were injured coincides with the time you would have been attending the classes. You may also need to prove that the school would not refund your tuition or allow you to retake the course without charge.Most insurance claims include compensation for lost wages and other financial losses that are a result of the accident. Talk to the adjuster and see if they will consider this loss. If not, ask to speak to a supervisor and plead your case with them. Hopefully they will consider this a part of the accident and your loss.


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