when the police arent called to the accident and both parties blame the other how is the settlement determined. my insurance co (AAA)
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Insurance Question from La Cienga, NM
Asked on 10/25/2011
when the police arent called to the accident and both parties blame the other how is the settlement determined. my insurance co (AAA) NULL
Answer given on October 26, 2011
The insurance company adjuster will look at the circumstances of the accident, look at the area of damage to each vehicles and talk to any eye witnesses. After looking at all of this information, they will make a adetermination. If still no determination can be made, each party’s insurance will end up paying for their car. You didn’t say the circumstances of theaccident. New Mexico has adopted the pure form of comparative negligence wherein a claimant’s negligence can’t bar recover but will only reduce the claimant’s recovery proportionally to his or her own negligence.
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