Personal Injury Law
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Under Virginia law “Insurers are only required to reimburse for sales tax, title fees, and transfer fees in third-party claims if the policy so requires.” E-mail from Virginia Bureau of Insurance. However, no other applicable statute, case law, or regulation governing recovery of sales tax besides Insurance Order No. 11607. Insurers have been cited for not reimbursing sales tax to a third-party total loss claim under Va. Code Ann. § 38.2-510.If you do not believe you are being fairly compensated for your loss then you should continue to negotiate and sue the other driver if you can not reach agreement.Likewise, if you have inuries from the accident, you will want to make sure that any settlement specifies that the personal injury portion of the claim is left open and the release you give is partial only as to property damage.The other driver would be responsible for your medical bills.