If my car was fully paid for, can I still file a claim?

A driver fell asleep at the wheel and totaled my car. However, the car had full coverage and was full paid for. There was no police report filed, so can I still file a claim?  

Jul 1, 2018 Eutaw, Al

Taylor Covington

Jul 1, 2018

Having "full coverage" is a bit of a misnomer. It really refers to having both comprehensive and collision coverage. In this instance, the collision coverage would pay for the damage to your car. However, since it sounds like the car was a total loss, then your car insurance company will pay for what the car is worth. We highly recommend reporting the accident to your insurance company, even though it may negatively impact your rates in the future. Check out our guide to filing claims to learn more about what to expect from the process as well as the next steps to take. Good luck!

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