My car was involved in a freeway accident ( i was not in the car) due to the transmission failing. The car was left in the second lane of the freeway because it would no longer move. The individual who hit my car was driving a company car from his work. CHP's determined that he was driving under the influence of alcohol. My car was destroyed. I have called the companies car insurance and they have stated that an adjuster has opened a claim. I keep calling the insurance and also the adjuster but they never return my call. What should i do? They keep giving me the run around.
Intellectual Property Law Attorney
While I cannot give you legal advice in this forum, you have many options. You can make a pest of yourself and keep calling. You can send them certified letters. You can retain a personal injury attorney to help you. You can always sue them. If the amount is less than $10,000 (which I think is the limit), you can sue them yourself in small claims court.
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If you have collision coverage, it will always be easier and quicker to go through your own carrier. Otherwise, just keep bugging this person's adjuster until you get a response. This is yet another example of insurance companies "slow paying" claims!!
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Personal Injury Lawyer
Were you injured in this accident? You need an attorney. We just settled a case with very similar facts. The problem with insurance adjusters is that they have no duty to call you. They have a duty to their client.
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Unfortunately, there is no easy way to get a hold of a claims adjuster, even if you are the insured. My advice would be to report this accident to your own insurance company and let them fight the good fight for you.
If you have collision coverage, your own company can pay the damages or loss of your car and then go after the other driver's insurance for reimbursement (subrogation). While it still might be a pain, you will have a much easier time reaching your own insurance company's claims rep versus the other guy's.
YOU caused the accident by leaving your car on the roadway. At the
first sign of a mechanical problem, you know you have a duty to drive off
the roadway. You failed to do that and thereby risked your own life when
you exited the car and endangered other motorists. The accident is your
fault. Turn it in to your own insurance.
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