Coverage & Claims

If I ask my insurance agent about making a claim, can they raise my rates?

While your agent could certainly help advise you about whether or not to make a claim, it's possible that they could report the potential claim to their underwriters who may follow up on it. At-fault accidents can add a considerable amount to your insurance premiums, so you definitely want to be careful about filing.

Compare auto insurance rates and save up to $670 per year!

or
Location pin icon
glyph-shield-checkmarkNo junk mail. No spam calls. Free quotes.
Most Recent

Car Insurance Costs

Will using Amazon in-car delivery raise my insurance rate?

From what I understand, using Amazon's in-car delivery should not affect your insurance rates. Because the couriers don't drive your vehicle(s) and are simply dropping items off in a parked car, I don't see any concerning factors an insurance company would worry about — unless a courier vandalizes or steals your car, which seems unlikely.

Coverage & Claims

Will filing a claim for uninsured driver property damages with my insurance company raise my premiums?

Sorry to hear about the hit and run. Filing an uninsured motorist claim should not affect your rates.

Car Insurance Costs
General Insurance

Can I switch companies if my rates go up after an accident?

You can shop around for lower rates elsewhere as you please. But keep in mind that the accident will still be on your record for all insurers to see and rate you on — namely, it will show up on your CLUE report, which all insurance companies use to access your claims history.

Car Insurance Costs

If someone else crashed my car and they were at fault does it affect my rate?

I'm sorry to hear about your situation. The good thing is that the driver is covered under your policy, assuming you gave them permission to drive the car.

Coverage & Claims

My insurance company held me 10% responsible for not taking "evasive action." Will the 10% charge likely cause a higher rate elsewhere?

Anytime you are found liable in an accident it will impact rates. In this case, you were only found 10% liable, so it will not impact your rates as much as if you were 100% liable.

Car Insurance Costs

What could be the reason State Farm increased my premium?

Since it is policy-specific, State Farm will be the only one who can answer why the rate increased by 39%. I am not aware of any insurance law in California that would cause an increase of 39%.

Coverage & Claims

Is the penalty for an insurance claim equal no matter what the offense was?

Unfortunately, it's not that simple and there are many reasons to file a claim not necessarily as a result of reckless driving or other risky driving habits. Insurance companies do not look at the reason for the accident, they look at whose company paid the claim and what it cost them.

Car Insurance Costs

What's the average rate increase for a collision claim?

Sorry to hear about your accident. You shouldn't need to get a police report if you were at fault and will be filing as a collision claim.

Coverage & Claims

If I'm the victim of a hit and run will my rate increase?

The accident will show up on your record. How it appears on your record depends on what coverage paid for your repairs.

Car Insurance Costs

How often are insurance rate increases?

There is no limit on how many specific times your rate can increase. There are several different factors that go into calculating the rate.
Icon-Agent
Ask an Agent

Get free insurance advice you can trust.

Ask a Question