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    Default How Long After an Accident Can You Be Billed for Damage You Caused

    My question involves an car accident that occurred in the state of: California

    I was at fault and uninsured causing an accident. I called the other persons insurance company to make amends. They gave me an estimate but I never received a invoice to pay. It’s now been 2 months and no invoice. Would there be any reason they wouldn’t follow up on this? Is there a statue of limitstions where I wouldn’t end up having to pay?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Default Re: Uninsured and at Fault

    When they gave you the "estimate" was it in writing, on the phone? Was it an exact price? Or just an approximate?

    Regardless, call them again and keep calling until they send you or email you the invoice. You want to make sure you don't get sent to collections. Insurance companies would normally go after the at-fault driver as soon as they paid their insured's claim. I have no idea why it is taking so long.

    The insurance company has 3 years from the date of the accident to sue you for the reimbursement.

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    Default Re: How Long After an Accident Can You Be Billed for Damage You Caused

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    I was at fault and uninsured causing an accident. I called the other persons insurance company to make amends. They gave me an estimate but I never received a invoice to pay.
    Insurance companies don't issue invoices other than for the purpose of billing their customers for premium.

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    Would there be any reason they [sic] wouldn’t follow up on this?
    There's a reason for everything.

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    Is there a statue of limitstions where I wouldn’t end up having to pay?
    Yes.

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    The insurance company has 3 years from the date of the accident to sue you for the reimbursement.
    It's three years for property damage, but two years for personal injury. The OP didn't say whether the accident resulted in only one or the other or both.

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