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Insurance Question from Miami, FL

Asked on 10/16/2012

need help!!! I had a accident about 2 months ago i tryed geting a lawyer and got one he was with the case for about 4 weeks and then told me he was no longer going to have the case basicly he didnt wan it. Because there was some changes with the insurance that the other guy fail to put the correct information when he got the insurance. but if there no case with the insurance company like my lawyer say i dont know why they keep calling me asking me my fisical damages i dont know what to do am only 18 i need the car to go to college and take my dad to his chimos

Answer given on October 24, 2012

If you were involved in an accident that was not your fault, the insurance for the other party should contact you and settle for the damages to your car. If you were injured, you are entitled to reimbursement for your costs for the injuries, and possibly an additional sum. You do not need an attorney to settle with the insurance company. Many feel they will get more if there is an attorney, but often times the increased payment goes to the attorney. Try to work with the insurance company to see if you can get the damages and injuries settled. In addition, the other insurance company will pay for a rental car if needed while the car is being fixed.If you don’t have an estimate for the damages to your car, get one or two from a repair facility you trust. Then talk to the adjuster about the damages and see if they will accept the estimate you provide. If so, then you can get the car fixed. I fyou were injured, the insurance company will wait til all bills are submitted before they will settle the injury portion of the claim.

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