Akron, OH asked in Car Accidents for Ohio

Q: I was in a auto accident and started a claim but decided to not go forth with claim, my insurance company said I could

No longer drop my claim because other party is asking for injury and damages for vehicle. IS that true insurance company can keep my claim open?

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

A: An Ohio attorney could answer best, but your question remains open for two weeks. The short answer nationwide in such situations is "yes," they can do that. Your carrier is likely using the same claim number for all claims associated with the accident. Your portion of the claim could have concluded, but the other party is pursuing a bodily injury claim. That stays open until they sign a release at the conclusion of the case, or your carrier successfully defends the case and has their claim dismissed. Either way, at that point, the examiner will close the file. But as long as the case is active, the claim number you mention stays open. Good luck

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