My daughter backed into some one on 4/23/10. There was no apparent damage. After all this time some one calls and wants $700 for damage is this legal
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Insurance Question from Galvez, LA
Asked on 08/06/2010
My daughter backed into some one on 4/23/10. There was no apparent damage. After all this time some one calls and wants $700 for damage is this legal NULL
Answer given on August 07, 2010
There are limits of time to report an automobile claim, but the time is usually a year or longer, so this claim could be valid. If you or your daughter reported the claim to your agent, then you should call them and tell them the other party has contacted you. If you did not report the claim, you should do so now and explain what happened. Be sure to describe the area she struck so the adjuster can determine that the damage was caused by your daughter.
You could attempt to settle the claim on your own. However, if there was someone in the car at the time of the accident, I do not recommend doing so. They might come back at an even later date and claim injuries.
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