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Coverage & Claims

My car was keyed 4 months ago. Is it too late to file a claim with my insurance company?

The statute of limitations on property damage and injury claims in Ohio is two years — so you are well within the time frame to file a claim. The car being keyed would count as an act of vandalism, so your comprehensive coverage should cover the damage.

Coverage & Claims

If I backed into an uninsured car, do I still need to file a claim to fix the car?

Even if the vehicle you backed into was uninsured, it is still your responsibility to pay for the damages if you were at-fault. If the other party doesn't want to go through insurance, then they don't have to.

Coverage & Claims

Does insurance cover someone helping me get my keys out of my locked car?

It would be covered if you have roadside assistance as part of your coverage. If you only have the minimum amount of liability coverage, it's likely you won't have coverage for a lockout situation.

Coverage & Claims

I cut down a big tree and it fell on my truck. Will insurance cover that?

Your insurance should cover the damages minus your deductible. In this case, you would file a comprehensive claim for the damage.

Coverage & Claims

Will insurance cover a leak in my car's sunroof?

Insurance will only cover things that are a result of a loss. So if the leak in the sunroof was caused by a covered peril — like damage from bad weather — this would count towards a comprehensive claim.

Coverage & Claims

I have liability and uninsured motorist coverage. Can I file a claim on a hit and run accident?

Yes, your uninsured motorist coverage would include coverage for UMPD (uninsured motorist property damage). Your deductible typically applies.

Coverage & Claims

Can an insurance company recant liability and ask for a refund one month after paying me for damages to my vehicle?

I have not heard of a claim decision being reversed and asking for the claims payout money back. They should be providing you with evidence of why they are refusing to pay the claim — if you haven't asked for this already, you should demand it.

Coverage & Claims

I have 2 cars insured and bought a new car but got into an accident before I could insure it. Is my accident covered?

Unfortunately, you and the vehicle were not insured during the time of the accident, and if no policy was bound at that time, then you would not have coverage for the accident. Insurance will never backdate and trying to get them to cover an accident that already occurred is considered fraud.

Coverage & Claims

Can a dismissed ticket affect my insurance?

The only likely scenario in which a dropped ticket would still affect you would be if there was an accident involved. If the ticket was dropped, but your insurance company paid out to any party for a claim, the accident would still show.

Coverage & Claims

Will a non-owners policy cover medical for the person I hit after an accident?

A non-owner's policy will have a signed endorsement on it stating the insurer will not cover any claim that results from a vehicle the named insured owns or is registered to. Many will also state if it is part of the household, they will not cover it.
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