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I just leased a new car 2 weeks ago, and unfortunately, on the 14th day that I had it, I got into a bad accident and hit 3 parked cars. My car also got totaled. I had no insurance on this new car yet, as I was still shopping around. I have insurance on my other car, will that insurance cover the damages on my new car? Even though it wasn’t on the policy at the time or is there any other way that I can be covered somehow?
Asked on February 21, 2017 under Accident Law, California
S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 4 years ago | Contributor
Unfortunately, the insurance you had on the old car won't be applicable to the new car.
Without insurance, you will be sued for negligence and will be liable for the property damage (cost of repairs) to the three parked cars you hit.
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