Coverage & Claims

Do I need a police report to file an uninsured motorist claim?

For uninsured motorist claims, it's likely that your insurer would want a police report of the incident. What I don't know would be if it would be possible to still get a police report and redo the claim.
May 27, 2020 Memphis, TN

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Coverage & Claims

Can an insurance company refuse payment for an accident claim by their client if I'm unable to pay their full set amount?

The full amount of damages is to be settled at the time of loss. The insurer giving you a payment option versus taking you to court is already a courtesy they are offering you.
Feb 25, 2020 Gallatin, TN

Coverage & Claims

If my car is determined a total loss in an accident, will my gap insurance cover the down payment used to secure my loan?

Gap insurance will only cover what is left on your loan after an insurance company pays out. Gap coverage is best purchased if you are going to have a difference between the loan amount and the value of the vehicle.
Feb 5, 2020 Manchester, TN

Coverage & Claims

Will a non-owners policy cover medical for the person I hit after an accident?

A non-owner's policy will have a signed endorsement on it stating the insurer will not cover any claim that results from a vehicle the named insured owns or is registered to. Many will also state if it is part of the household, they will not cover it.
Nov 5, 2019 Smyrna, TN

Coverage & Claims

My 4-year-old daughter was in a car accident awhile back with a friend who has car insurance, am I able to still file a claim through her insurance?

You should still be able to open up a claim for any injuries or medical visits resulting from an accident. Specifically, in Tennessee, you have three years to make property damage claims and one year for injury claims.
Oct 16, 2019 Nashville, TN

Driving History

If you get a speeding ticket in Tennessee going 67 in a 45 and you opt to pay the ticket, will it show up in North Carolina?

Every state shares all info when it comes to driving records. The speeding ticket will show up on your license when insurance companies run your MVR — which is used as a reference in all 50 states.
Oct 3, 2019 Laurinburg, NC

Coverage & Claims

If my husband is excluded from his sister's policy, is he still covered as a passenger?

Sorry to hear about your situation. The big question here is this: who was driving the car?
Sep 25, 2019 Memphis, TN

Renters Insurance

Who is responsible for carrying sinkhole insurance? The renters or the landlord?

If your parents are renters, they are not responsible for the property — just their own liability and possessions — so it's not required to have sinkhole insurance since that's property-related. The landlord has to maintain safe living conditions for their property.
Sep 5, 2019 Bristol, TN

Coverage & Claims

If I'm uninsured and the person at-fault for the accident is insured, how do I get my car fixed?

Nothing would change in the way the claim should be handled, as far as damages are concerned. Any trouble he is in for not having insurance would be a separate issue.
Aug 27, 2019 Memphis, TN

Renters Insurance

How do I dispute a renters insurance claim while I was in prison?

LexisNexis is the company that maintains the insurance claim database. If you are disputing a claim, especially if you're the victim of identity theft and you did not file it, you should contact them about getting it removed.
May 21, 2019 Springfield, TN

Coverage & Claims

Should we keep our adult son's car insurance in our name?

Put simply, if your son is on your insurance policy, you can be held liable for the damages he causes. You can put him on his own policy, but the rates will very likely be higher.
May 20, 2019 Murfreesboro, TN
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