can an insurance provider deny access to information on a case to persons involved?

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Insurance Question from Booneville, NC

Asked on 08/06/2013

can an insurance provider deny access to information on a case to persons involved? my lawyer has requested that I get a paper stating no one has made any claims on an accident two years ago. No one has up to date yet the insurance company says they wont provide it until three years past the accident date. I believe I have a right as the only person involved in paper on this case.

Answer given on August 07, 2013

Each state has their own rules regarding the time period a person can file a claim on an auto accident. It appears that NC has a three year period where someone can file a claim.In view of this, your insurance company would be reluctant to provide a statement that there has been no claim for the accident two years ago, since the other party could still file a claim.You can call your agent or insurance company and ask them if they can provide some statement saying that “to date” there has been no claim filed regarding the accident. They may be willing to do this. However, since the claim is still open, they may not agree to do so.If they decline, talk to your attorney to see why he feels you need this statement from the insurance company. It may be that it is not something that is truly necessary at this time.

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