Q: Can a towing company bill ins under property damage for a car overturned in a creek.
We own a towing company and the Ga State Patrol called us out on a vehicle overturned in a creek to recover and tow from accident scene. The owner of the vehicle had liabilty only. So we were going to bill the insurance company under property damage to get paid for the recovery of the vehicle. Because we removed the property that was damaged and also we could not leave the car in creek because of the EPA factor. The insurance company is saying we can not bill them for this. Just trying to get what information I can so that i can bill them. We had 3 truck out there to recover this vehicle
A: A Georgia attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for three weeks. As a general matter, if the liability policy is all that is available to pick up the tab for the tow and the vehicle owner's carrier is denying, it's possible the other vehicle is liable. See if the owner could provide a copy of the police report - that should show who was liable. Good luck
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