Coverage & Claims

Should I get my insurance company involved or pay for the damage myself if I backed into a tree?

It will ultimately depend on your deductible and the extent of the damage. Unfortunately, backing into a tree will be considered an "at-fault" accident if you file a claim with your insurance company.

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Should I file a claim if my son damaged our cars in the driveway?

Considering that you have a young driver on your policy and your rates are already inflated due to a recent claim, I would recommend getting a repair estimate first to see if you can afford to pay for the damage out of pocket. At fault accidents in Texas have an average impact of about $850 extra per year for 3 years from the date of the incident, and you may have to pay a deductible for each vehicle.

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What happens if your car gets broken into at home?

You would file a claim with your auto insurance company for the damaged window and anything stolen from inside the vehicle that was permanently attached like a cd player/head unit or navigation system. For anything stolen from your vehicle that were personal items, not permanently attached to your car, you would have to file a claim with your renters/homeowners insurance company.
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