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Do I owe back payments for full coverage since a tire on the highway caused 6000.00 damage and my insurance company stated I only have liability even though there is a lien on the car?


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July 13, 2007 5:24AM

No you don't owe any back payments to the insurer for coverage you never had. If you only purchased liability then they will not be paying for the damage you described. It is not a good idea to expect your insurer to have psychic powers when it comes to the coverage you need. They were not present when you signed you financing contract. Your Automobile finance contract required you to obtain full coverage. It is your job to do so. Your financier does have the right to repossess your vehicle if you fail to maintain the type of coverage you agreed too in your finance contract. If you are lucky enough to have an insurance company that is willing to retroactively provide you with comprehensive coverage then that insurer does have the right to expect you to pay for that retroactive coverage.