Does insurance cover damage if you were hit while parked?

Will insurance cover someone hitting my parked car? I'm not sure who did it. I got a ticket for being parked illegally, so I'm not sure if I'd be covered?

Answer provided by
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jun 21, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
“Whether you’ll be covered will depend on the type of insurance you have.
If you have collision insurance, you would be able to submit a claim to repair the damage. You would still be responsible for your deductible though.
If you don’t have collision insurance, you may not be able to get the damage covered. Uninsured motorist coverage does sometimes cover hit and runs, but where you were parked may be an issue.
You’ll want to reach out to your car insurance carrier directly and find out what their terms and conditions are. An agent will be able to guide you on whether you are able to submit a claim.”

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