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.

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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.

Eligibility

My step-daughter moved to Tennessee three months ago and is still on her mother's Florida auto policy. Is this legal?

You are correct to be concerned. Car insurance will not transfer from state to state.

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

General Insurance

In Tennessee can not at fault driver be blamed if they didn't have insurance?

The other party would not be responsible for the damages. They can be ticketed and have their license suspended but you can still be found at fault.

Coverage & Claims

Do I need to file a claim if the other driver's insurance is taking care of it?

Since she will be filing a claim, you do not need to file a claim. Her insurance company will be the one that pays for the damages.
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