I have a claim for property damage following a car accident as well as a personal injury claim. Can my property damage claim be resolved quickly without damaging my personal injury claim?
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Insurance Question from Jamaica, NY
Asked on 05/10/2010
I have a claim for property damage following a car accident as well as a personal injury claim. Can my property damage claim be resolved quickly without damaging my personal injury claim? NULL
Answer given on May 18, 2010
Each coverage on an auto insurance policy can generally be resolved separately. You should be able to settle the property damage portion of your claim, as quickly as you can agree with your insurance company, or the at fault party’s insurance company and the repair shop on the dollar amount of the claim. This should not affect your personal injury claim. You do have to make sure that, for any paperwork you sign, you aren’t waiving any rights to your personal injury claim.
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