Coverage & Claims

Why is it fair that I have to pay the deductible when someone else hit my vehicle and ran?

Unless you had uninsured motorist coverage, paying the deductible to fix the vehicle is probably the only option in the event of a hit-and-run. So what your insurer is telling you sounds correct.

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My insurance company wants to deem my car totaled. Can this be disputed?

Typically, an insurance claims department will do whatever ends up the cheapest for them. Unfortunately, they will almost never negotiate the claim type or even how they pay out on it.

Coverage & Claims

Someone hit me while pumping gas and I only have the license plate. What do I do next?

The damage from the hit-and-run would be covered if you have UMPD (uninsured motorist property damage). In California, you need to file a police report for the accident to be deemed a hit-and-run in most cases.

Coverage & Claims

If I borrowed my mom's car and was hit by an uninsured driver does she pay a deductible?

If your uninsured motorist coverage pays for the damage, you may have a deductible. Every policy is different so you will have to look at the specifics of your coverage.

Coverage & Claims

Which portion of insurance policy pays for hit and run?

Your uninsured motorist physical damage coverage would pay for the damages. The insurance company typically will require a police report for the uninsured motorist coverage to pay.

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.

Coverage & Claims

Who pays for hit and run damage if there's no UMPD coverage in NY?

Uninsured Motorist Property damage is not a coverage that is offered. If the policy has collision coverage you can use that coverage to have the damages repaired.

Coverage & Claims

Why won't my insurance cover a hit and skip to my car?

I think I am missing some information. I don't know what you mean by they will not cover the damages because you live in Ohio.

Coverage & Claims

Will a hit and run impact my car insurance premium in CA?

Yes, when your company has to pay out on a claim, it will impact your rates. If you filed a police report and have uninsured motorist property damage coverage, this coverage will pay for the damages and will be considered a not-at-fault accident.

General Insurance

Is it necessary to get uninsured motorist coverage?

I typically recommend it for a couple of reasons. Uninsured motorist coverage will cover you if someone hits you and they do not have insurance or if you are in a hit and run with a police report. The benefit of having this coverage is having your injuries covered if you are hurt in this type of accident.

Coverage & Claims

Will I lose my accident free discount if I file a hit and run claim?

You will lose this discount and most likely your rates will be impacted if you file a claim. How much your rates will be impacted depends on the types of coverage you have and what coverage pays out to fix your car.
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