This is a California Claim…I’m a claimant that was rear-ended. I only carry liability on my policy so my insurance isn’t helping me. My car has been deemed a total loss. The other party’s insurance company made me a settlement offer, but they haven’t included the charges due at the body shop. The shop says they are owed teardown and storage charges. They also told the shop that these charges are between me and the shop. Shouldn’t the insurance company be paying these charges before I pick up my car? ( I am retaining salvage and not fixing the car.)
Is this legal? Can they stick me with these charges?