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Will an insurance company pay if there was no police report?

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2005-11-08 18:00:01
2005-11-08 18:00:01

Most insurance companies want a police crime report number before a settlement is reached.

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As long as you have coverage, yes the insurance company will pay. All you have to do is call them and report the loss.

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Police reports are not necessary, insurance companies can recreate the occurrence from the damage on the vehicle and determine who is at fault.

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