Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania

Q: Why does a subrogation unit want me to send copy of release to secretary of state?

A vehicle in my name was involved in an accident without me being notified, the car was being kept at a friend's house for storage as I did not have room at my residence. The insurance had lapsed without me knowing about it they never contacted me for declined payment. I settled with the subrogation unit and they have sent me a property damage release. They requested I send a copy to the PA secretary of state but I am not sure why they need me to do this?

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

A: A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. As a general possibility, states do maintain databases of motor vehicle damages following accidents, with various reporting thresholds. Without knowing more about the subrogation department's standard operation procedures, it's possible that their request could have something to do with compliance in reporting requirements. You could ask them; they should be able to explain their reason. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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