Harrisonburg, VA asked in Civil Litigation and Insurance Defense for Virginia

Q: My daughter was rear ended. Other driver was charged. Their insurance is investigating whether to pay or not.

The charged driver that rear ended my daughter was driving her mothers vehicle. Their adjuster has deemed our vehicle totaled (maybe $5k). We had liability only so our insurance doesn't want to provide us any assistance. Their insurance is investigating if they will pay because driver wasn't on policy. It's been over 2 weeks and no resolution. What are our rights? Is there a time limit for them to make a decision? What should or can we do?

2 Lawyer Answers
F. Paul Maloof
F. Paul Maloof
Answered
  • Alexandria, VA
  • Licensed in Virginia

A: I regret that I do not handle car accident or car insurance claims. Sorry.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
Answered

A: You could contact a Virginia attorney who handles car accidents, many of whom give free consultations. There can be delays in obtaining a statement from the insured to verify the facts of the accident, but you have already waited two weeks.

Tim Akpinar

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