what do i do if i was rear ended and ins has claimed liabilitybut?
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Insurance Question from Larkfield, CA
Asked on 01/14/2011
what do i do if i was rear ended and ins has claimed liabilitybut? ins has claimed liability but are not willing to pay the all storage fees as they have taken over a month to claim liability
Answer given on January 14, 2011
I am presuming the insurance company is refusing to pay the storage charges. If that is the case, you need to try to speak with a supervisor at the company to see if you can get any resolution through them. If you are unsuccessful you have a couple of options.
The first option is to see if your insurance company will help out and pay the storage charge and then subrogate against the other insurance company.
The next option is to contact the Dept of Insurance and seek their assistance. The insurance company is required, by law, to settle a claim fairly and promptly. It does not sound like they have done this, since the car was in storage for so long. If the company is in violation, they could be fined. You may also use the threat of contacting the Dept of Ins with the supervisor at the insurance company. That may prompt them to act responsibly.
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