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Am I required by law to pay back money that was sent to me from my insurance company by mistake?

Question Details:

I got into a car wreck and received a moving violation. I then turned all the information in to my insurance company. They in turn sent me a check and I cashed it. They now are requesting the money back they said because of an error on their part; I was not supposed to recieve any money from them. I cashed the check thinking it was money due to me from the wreck. I do only have liability, but didn't understand what was happening. Am I required by law to pay this money back even though it was their error? If I do have to pay it back, can I pay it back on a payment plan. Can this affect my credit?

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