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Thread: Do I need to inform insurer, if I have had paid to the third party for the damage?

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    Default Do I need to inform insurer, if I have had paid to the third party for the damage?

    I have had a minor accident this morning and I damaged the other car. We both agreed that I will pay for him to get his car repaired without going to the insurers? But I am concerned what if he still makes a claim later? I was not even sure if it was my fault at that moment. I wanted to resolve the matter quickly as I was going to the office. Also do I need to inform my insurer about this (that I had already paid the other party). Can someone please advise?




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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I have had a minor accident this morning and I damaged the other car. We both agreed that I will pay for him to get his car repaired without going to the insurers? But I am concerned what if he still makes a claim later? I was not even sure if it was my fault at that moment. I wanted to resolve the matter quickly as I was going to the office. Also do I need to inform my insurer about this (that I had already paid the other party). Can someone please advise?
    The insurance company has right to know this if you have accepted any liability without informing them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rahul View Post
    The insurance company has right to know this if you have accepted any liability without informing them.
    I have not accepted any liability? I have just paid for his damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    I have not accepted any liability? I have just paid for his damage.
    But you have accepted that you were at fault at the time of accident and offered/paid the amount in lieu of going to the insurer. And this is not documented anywhere, if that driver (third party) go to his insurer, what proof you have to show that this was agreed between you and him.

    So when ever you are doing any such activity, always inform your insurer (also take insurer opinion).

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    As far as I know, you have to let them know about any of the repairs done.


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