Personal Injury Case
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Your lack of understanding is what is giving you problems. There is not no fault insurance in California. In an accident case, there are two issues--liability and damages. Sounds like they are contesting damages based on their analysis that this is a low impact (otherwise known as a MIST) case.
Without their insured's consent, the insurance company is prohibited from providing policy limits. There are independent companies that seek out the information, but the information they provide is not always accurate. The only way to force disclosure is to sue and propound form and special interrogatories and request for production of documents.
There is no such thing as "no fault" in California.
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No, the other side is under no obligation to tell you the insurance limits. They can refuse and force you to sue.
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The insurance companies don’t release limits without the insured’s permission. If they person doesn’t allow it, they won’t tell you. It happens a lot where they refuse to tell us the limits until the actual lawsuit is filed. Nothing suspicious or unusual
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