Q: Should I file a claim after my teen daughter (who doesn't have her license yet) got into an accident?
Apr 19, 2021

My daughter, 17, damaged my SUV in an accident. She's not on my policy because she doesn't have her driver's license; she only has a permit. Should I file a claim?

Answer provided by
Carol Chung

“The answer to this question depends in part on how your car insurance policy is written. If your policy covers permissive users and permissive drivers, then you can probably make a claim.

But you should be aware that filing a claim will raise your rates. This is why you should consider getting an estimate for the repairs before you file a claim. If the value of the damage is on the low end, it may make more sense for you to pay out of pocket to avoid a rate hike. “

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