Q: how long does it usually take to handle a stolen vehicle claim?

my car was taken from home 60 days ago. august 15th. they have had my vehicle in their custody for 60 days while im paying cash daily for a car rental and they will not/have not returned my calls or emails since on or about 9/14. my insurance which is full coverage (making payments) is paid through the year. i have paid 3,450.00 for a car rental when i own a vehicle. ive never even spoken to the adjuster 1 time, just the investigator and the adjustors supervisor whom both accused me of stealing my own car.

2 Lawyer Answers
Neil Anapol
Neil Anapol
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Burbank, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: It depends. If the insurance company accepts the claim, and there is no dispute about the value of the vehicle, a few weeks at most.

If the insurance company suspects fraud and asks for your examination under oath, it could take several months, and the insurance company might eventually deny your claim.

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Dale S. Gribow
Dale S. Gribow
Answered
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Palm Desert, CA
  • Licensed in California

A: sounds like much more info is needed.

it is not a typical case if they are saying you stole your own car.

what evidence do they have?

the best advice is for you to not talk and to let your lawyer do the talking......i suspect it is already to late for that advice.

i would contact a local lawyer for a free consultation.........asap.

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