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2 Answers | Asked in Insurance Bad Faith, Insurance Defense and Car Accidents for Massachusetts on
Q: Can an insurance company deny coverage if the driver was unauthorized?

My parked car was involved in a hit and run accident. I do not have collision coverage so my insurance won't cover the damages. The police witnessed the accident and was able to get the license plate. The woman whose car hit mine was not driving at the time, but her son was driving. Her... Read more »

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Feb 7, 2019

Unless her son stole it he would be authorized. Its baloney. Suggest you provide estimates for repair, file a complaint with the insurance commissioner. Depending on the nature of the denial you may have claims under

Sec. 93 A of the MGL.

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1 Answer | Asked in Car Accidents and Insurance Defense for Massachusetts on
Q: In Massachusetts, do i have to be pressent if my insurance company wants to tow my totalled car from my driveway?
Christopher Tolley
Christopher Tolley answered on May 31, 2018

I know of no law requiring you to be present but your insurance policy may require it, or your insurance company may ask you to be present so they are sure they have the correct vehicle.

Q: Can an attorney represent me to clear a bench warrant?

Hi there!

I was a student in MA back in 2015/2016. I was stopped by police and my insurance had lapsed. I thought I would receive a ticket but due to unforeseen circumstances I had to quickly move back home (to Florida where I currently reside). I changed my address and what not but I... Read more »

Joseph B. Simons
Joseph B. Simons answered on Jan 26, 2018

It may be possible to avoid a trip to Massachusetts if you hire a criminal defense attorney here. No guarantee that the judge will agree to waive your appearance, but I have been able to do it successfully for several out-of-state clients.

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