Q: If you sell a car while in the process of investigating a claim. does that negate the claim?
Our car was left inoperable because of a faulty speed bump. We filed a claim with the city and during the investigation process, we had to sell the car to the body shop. Does that negate our claim? We owned the car when we filed the claim.
A: It shouldn't automatically serve to invalidate the claim, but it could be a source of problems if the city/town/other defendant wants to inspect the vehicle to verify damages described in the claim. At this point, preserve whatever evidence you still have (vehicle photos, repair estimates, work orders, replacement parts lists, invoices, police report if applicable, flatbed towage invoice if applicable, etc.).
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