Victorville, CA asked in Car Accidents for California

Q: What happens when there three claimants on accident in the same car

My lawyer already filed and send all my medical records to the insurance so how long I have to pay respond but there's two more people they haven't put their claims in yet

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3 Lawyer Answers
Omid Rejali
Omid Rejali
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • San Diego, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: Depending on the date when the accident happened, each claimant will have 2 years from that date to make any claim that they may have. Insurance companies will not settle the claim generally until all claimant's rights have been determined or if the other claimant's specifically state that they will not be pursuing a claim.

William John Light
William John Light
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Riverside, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: The insurance company will almost certainly wait to attempt to resolve all claims at once, within policy limits. However, you should ask your attorney these questions. He is being paid for this information, and actually knows your case. Anyone on Justia will just be guessing.

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing
PREMIUM
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Wyomissing, PA

A: If all the claims were within the policy limits, then chances are the company will settle them as they come. But it is rare that everyone agrees on that.

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