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Insurance Question from Bratenahl, OH

Asked on 02/08/2012

my car which was driven by my finance who doesn’t have license or insurance was assalted car stolen and involved in hit and run what happens to us now NULL

Answer given on February 08, 2012

If you had insurance on your car, that included comprehensive coverage (fire, theft, vandalism)then you will be compensated for the damages to your car. Insurance follows the car, so even though your fiance did not have a license, there would still be insurance coverage provided by your policy. However, you need to confirm this with your insurance agent, since there are some insurance policies that do not cover you for drivers who are not listed on the policy.It is not in your best interests to allow an unlicensed driver to drive your car, since you are exposing yourself to a lawsuit or insurance claim if there is an accident involving your car. The hit and run damage to the other person or property will have to be worked out between your insurance company and theirs. However, you should cooperate with your adjuster to make the claim go more smoothly and quickly.


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