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Will my rates go up if I file a claim for a vandalized windshield?

A comprehensive claim can affect your insurance rating. However, most carriers are alright with allowing one such claim per three year period.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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Can I get accident forgiveness after an accident?

I'm sorry but you will not be able to have an accident forgiven and removed from your record. Depending on the insurance company, they have specific rules about accident forgiveness — generally, you need to be accident-free for a few years before an accident is forgiven.

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.

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Will requesting roadside assistance impact premium increases in the future?

Unfortunately, using your roadside assistance is considered a claim since you are using coverage on your policy. Most insurance companies will allow you to use your roadside assistance three times.

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Will my insurance decrease after my PIP claims expire?

A Personal Injury Protection (PIP) claim, will impact your rates for up to three years. Unfortunately, in Florida, there have been many fraudulent PIP claims that have caused the cost of insurance to rise, especially when you do have a PIP claim.

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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.

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I caused an accident but never touched another vehicle with my car

You will most likely be considered at-fault for the accident. Because you are not filing any sort of collision claim, as there was no damage to your vehicle, there is no deductible.

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Should I file a claim for $3,000 with a deductible of $1,000?

There's a couple of things to think about. With the value of damage and your deductible, the most you would save by filing a claim is 2k.
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