Noblesville, IN asked in Car Accidents for Tennessee

Q: I was in a car wreck and I just received a check from the person at fault insurance company

My health insurance already paid them. My question is who gets the check

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Anthony M. Avery
Anthony M. Avery
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  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: It depends upon whether you have a subrogation agreement with your insurance co. or not. If you have an insurance policy, read it. If not, call your insurance carrier. It is very possible it is your money if you did not make a claim on your on auto ins policy. It also sounds like you should have an attorney represent you.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: You need to find out what that check is for. Damages paid out in a car accident can include medical benefits, lost wages, bodily injury, and property damage. I agree with Mr. Avery - find out if your carrier intends to subrogate the loss (meaning they will demand reimbursement on what they paid out), and it could be a good idea to look into a free initial consult with a Tennessee attorney who handles accidents who would be familiar with these issues. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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