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Coverage & Claims

Can my new insurer cover a bodily injury claim made against me from my past accident when I was covered by a different company?

Unfortunately, State Farm will not handle your recent bodily injury claim since you no longer have a policy with them. Progressive would be the one to handle that claim since that is your current active plan.

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Coverage & Claims

How can an insurance company add an accident to your record that never happened?

I would contact the insurance company that listed the claim and start a dispute. They really shouldn't be able to put you down for this claim. I imagine it was an error made on their part if it wasn't even your insured vehicle.

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Renters Insurance

How do I get a false claim off my insurance report?

I would call my prior insurance company (your renters provider) showing the false claim and see how they have it marked. I would also have them send confirmation that the claim was dropped and not paid out.

Coverage & Claims

Am I able to buy insurance now and use it to file a claim for a not-at-fault rental car accident?

Insurance never works retroactively; it goes by the effective date stated on the policy. Any incidents that happened prior to the date of binding will not be covered.

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Is it illegal to carry liability insurance rather than full coverage on a financed vehicle?

Though it's not illegal, you will be violating terms of your loan if you change the breadth of your coverage in favor of liability-only. Your lienholder will then force-place collateral protection insurance to your monthly payments.

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If I have two separate insurance claims to file, do they tally the two claims to determine if the car is totaled?

The claims department will want to do whatever is the least expensive option. They will likely add the damages together to decide what to do.

Coverage & Claims

I broke a tooth while working on my friend's car. Will his auto insurance cover the dentist bill?

Auto insurance will not get involved in this situation unless you were injured in a car accident or something else that would qualify as a loss. If your friend is at-fault for this happening, you could file a claim against the personal liability coverage of their renters or homeowners policy.

Coverage & Claims

If the driver is not licensed, does it affect their ability to file a claim?

Most insurance companies do have access to a driver's background when they quote and insure them. Not having a driver's license is usually an issue for insurers but it's not impossible to find insurance for an unlicensed driver, and that seems to be the case in this situation.

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Why is it fair that I have to pay the deductible when someone else hit my vehicle and ran?

Unless you had uninsured motorist coverage, paying the deductible to fix the vehicle is probably the only option in the event of a hit-and-run. So what your insurer is telling you sounds correct.

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If I have gap insurance and totaled my car, but there is no gap between insurance payment and remaining loan balance, do I get a refund?

Not all gap insurance is written in the same manner, so you may have to refer to your insurer to get more information. From my understanding, if you pay off the loan and didn't use gap insurance to do so, they will probably refund some premiums paid back to you.
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