Question

Do I have to pay a deductible if I caused an accident?

I was backing up and hit another car with my bumper. There was no damage to my truck, but I broke their front bumper. When they file a claim with my insurance company, will I be required to pay my deductible?

May 10, 2019 Phoenix, AZ

Answer
Ross Martin

May 10, 2019

If you do not file a claim to have your car repaired you do not have to pay your deductible. Your liability insurance will pay for the damages to the other vehicle. Liability coverage does not have a deductible, meaning you will only pay a deductible to have your car repaired if your comprehensive or collision coverage pays for the damages. Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. For more information regarding car insurance and claims, see here.

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