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Is mendota insurance acting in bad faith?

Columbia, MO |

I was involved in a rear-end accident and the other party was given a citation. At the time, I had liability only on my car. My insurance company told me that I had to submit the property damage to the other party's insurance (mendota). I called, faxed, sent letters to mendota to make a claim but I have continually been ignored. Is mendota insurance acting in bad faith when they continue to ignore my claim?

It has been almost 3 years since the accident and I'm afraid the statute of limitations is going to run.
Can I bring suit against the driver who rear-ended me since her insurance is ignoring my claim?
The accident happened in Missouri. Thanks

Attorney Answers 1


Are you sure Mendota is an insurance company? (Is it possibly an insurance agency and not an insurance company?)

I suggest that you contact a Missouri attorney as soon as possible and see whether or not you still have a viable claim, given the length of time since the happening of this collision. You need to find out what the statute of limitations is in Missouri for bringing a tort claim such as the one you propose. Do not delay in seeking counsel.

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