Eligibility

Do I need to get a non-owners policy if I'm borrowing my mom's vehicle?

Hello, If you live with your parents and drive their vehicle more than once a month, they will need to add you to their policy. If you do not live with them and/or you do not drive the vehicle more than once a month, you would be covered under what's known as permissive use (provided you have your parent's permission to drive their car). Good luck and if you have any further questions don't hesitate to ask.

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What happens if I am hit by an uninsured driver, but the vehicle I'm driving is also uninsured?

Normally insurance coverage follows the vehicle being driven even if it is borrowed by another driver that has their own policy. In a situation where you are hit by an uninsured driver and the vehicle you were driving is also uninsured, it may be possible to file a damage claim with your insurance provider since your policy would normally apply on a secondary basis.

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Do adult children have to be added to a policy when occasionally driving a parent's car if they have their own policy?

They would only need to be listed as drivers if they live in your household and/or drive the truck on a "regular" basis. Most companies consider "regular" use as 12 times or more per year.

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If my friend damaged my car while repairing it, will my insurance cover it?

Your friend is ultimately liable for the damage that he caused to your vehicle. It is possible that your insurance company will cover the repair, assuming you have comprehensive and collision coverage on your policy, but they will go after your friend to recover what they paid for the claim.

Eligibility

Will Geico cover another driver who is insured but not on my policy?

You will need to contact Geico and ask them. Generally speaking, if someone regularly drives your vehicle then they need to be listed on your policy.

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Is there any way to keep a claim off of my friend's record?

You could always claim the accident as if you were driving but I highly recommend that you avoid lying to your insurance company. If you file a claim, they are going to want to know what happened so there won't be any way to avoid involving your friend other than being dishonest.

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If someone borrows a car and there is an accident, should the claim be filed with the driver's insurance or with the car owner's?

Ultimately, the decision to file a claim or not will be up to you and your dad. You can use our State of Insurance report to give yourself an idea how much an At Fault accident will affect your rates, but there is no way to tell with 100% accuracy until you are charged for the accident by your company.

General Insurance

If someone is involved in a wreck while borrowing a vehicle, does that driver file the claim under their insurance?

Insurance follows the vehicle and pays primary after an accident so the claim would need to be filed with the company that insures the car. If that policy does not provide enough coverage for all of the damage then the driver borrowing the vehicle would have to use their coverage for any additional damage.

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Does car insurance follow the car or the driver?

The rule of thumb is that the insurance coverage on the vehicle you are driving is primary in the event of an accident. Since you will be borrowing a vehicle, your car insurance would provide secondary coverage in the event that you are involved in an accident.
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