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When to File a Car Insurance Claim

Not sure if you should file a car insurance claim? This article outlines when you should file a car insurance claim, when you shouldn't, and how to decide.

by  Alison Tobin on Apr 09, 2021

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Do I have to repair my car with an insurance check?

If you've been in a small fender-bender and can live with the damage, you may be wondering if you can cash your insurance check for the damages. Find out here.

by  Jen Phillips on Mar 05, 2020

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What to do when someone hits your parked car

When someone hits your parked car, you should get their information, take pictures of the damage, identify potential witnesses, contact the police, and contact your and their insurance company.

by  Jen Phillips on Nov 12, 2019

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Why is car insurance so expensive?

Car insurance is expensive because of unique factors in your risk profile. For example, if you've had an accident in the past three years or live in an area with a lot of claims, your auto insurance rates will be more expensive.

by  Laura D. Adams on Nov 04, 2019

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If a car accident is not your fault does your insurance go up?

Your rates may still increase after an accident even if it isn’t your fault. Research showed Progressive rates increased by 16.6% after a not-at-fault accident, though the same research found State Farm rates didn’t increase at all.

by  Brianna Slattery on Aug 30, 2019

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Do I pay a deductible if I hit a car?

If you hit and damage another car, it’s covered under your liability policy, where you don’t pay a deductible. But if your car is damaged, you will most likely have to pay a deductible.

by  Brianna Slattery on Aug 05, 2019

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Does homeowners insurance cover roof damage?

If your home experiences roof damage, your homeowners insurance may cover the repairs. Here's how to get insurance to pay for a new roof.

by  Alison Tobin on Jul 18, 2019

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How long after a car accident can you file a claim?

While most car insurance companies say you need to file a claim within 24 hours, the actual time you have to file a claim is much longer.

by  Alison Tobin on May 16, 2019

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How to get cheap car insurance: 14 ways to lower your auto insurance rates

Take advantage of these 14 ways to get cheaper car insurance and stop paying too much for your auto insurance.

by  Alison Tobin on Apr 29, 2019

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6 Steps to handling an accident with an uninsured driver

A car accident with an uninsured driver can complicate things. Here are 6 steps to take to ensure your claims process goes smoothly.

by  Maddie O'Leary on Jan 09, 2019

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Insurance claims rating for top 10 largest car insurance companies

How do the top 10 largest car insurance companies perform in handling claim? See how consumers rated the biggest car insurers.

by  Michael K. Crowe on Dec 13, 2018

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Insurance claims rating for top 10 largest homeowners insurance companies

How do the top 10 largest homeowners insurance companies perform in handling claims. See how consumers rated the largest homeowners insurers.

by  Michael K. Crowe on Dec 13, 2018

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Does renters insurance cover theft?

Renters insurance typically covers theft in your apartment, but also if you’re traveling. See what situations renters insurance covers and doesn’t cover theft.

by  Alison Tobin on Nov 21, 2018

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How to file a Hurricane Florence insurance claim

Hurricane Florence hit the southeastern U.S. with catastrophic winds and flooding. Here is how you can file an insurance claim for damages.

by  Alison Tobin on Sep 15, 2018

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Why did my car and homeowners insurance rates increase?

If you’ve experienced a rate increase for your car or homeowners insurance and haven’t had a recent claim, here’s why that may have happened.

by  Alison Tobin on Aug 23, 2018

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Flooded basement: Will my homeowners insurance cover the damage?

A flooded basement is not always covered under your homeowners insurance. Determine if your flooded basement is covered and if you should get flood insurance.

by  Alison Tobin on Jul 09, 2018

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5 Steps to take after a car accident

Learn the 5 most important steps to take after a car accident, what you should never do, what to expect after you file a claim and how you can avoid accidents.

by  Alison Tobin on Jun 22, 2018

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Hail damage: What does car insurance and home insurance cover?

Insurance claims from hailstorms have been increasing in recent years. It's important to find out out if you are covered on your auto insurance and homeowners insurance for hail damage.

by  Jen Phillips on Apr 30, 2018

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