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What Should You Do After a Car Accident?
Wondering what to do after a car accident? Check for injuries, move to a safe place, document damage, exchange driver information, and contact your insurer.
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Olivia Rose
Jun 17, 2021
How Much Does Your Insurance Go Up After an Accident?
On average, insurance premiums will increase by 34% following an accident. This amount can differ based on where you live, and the severity of your accident.
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Bonnie Stinson
Jun 09, 2021
6 Tips to Survive a Car Accident
If an accident is imminent, keep these 6 tips in mind.
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Jason Unrau
Feb 08, 2021
What Happens if Your Car Insurance Lapses and You Have an Accident?
If you get into a car accident after your insurance has lapsed, the situation must be handled with care and finesse. Here’s how to handle it.
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Liliana Pina
Dec 11, 2020
Are You Required to Report All Accidents to Your Insurance Company?
Most car insurance companies require that you report all accidents to them directly. Here's what you should know before filing a claim.
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Liliana Pina
Dec 10, 2020
Health Insurance vs. Car Insurance: Who Pays What in a Car Accident?
When you’re injured a car accident, determining who pays, your car or your health insurance, can be a pain. Find out who pays for what at Jerry.
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Cheryl Knight
Dec 01, 2020
Does Homeowners Insurance Cover Damage Caused by Airplanes?
Car and airplane accidents involving homes and other property are more common than you may think. Will your insurance cover it?
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Liliana Pina
Dec 16, 2020
Physical Pain and Emotional Suffering Explained
Before filing a physical pain and emotional suffering lawsuit in court, here's what you should know about how the process works.
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Cheryl Knight
Nov 18, 2020
How to File a Claim on a Car Accident with No Police Report
You’re in a car accident and end up without a police report. Now you're wondering how to file an insurance claim. It’s not as hard as you may think.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
How Are Pain and Suffering Damages Calculated?
After a car accident, there’s more to consider than auto repair. If a person is injured, pain and suffering damages may need to be calculated and paid.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
How Do Personal Injury Claims Affect Car Insurance Rates?
People fear a personal injury claim on their car insurance will increase rates, but that's not always the case. Here's what you need to know.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
Is Whiplash Covered by Car Insurance?
You've been rear ended and the force was so hard, your head flew vigorously forward. Now you're wondering if whiplash is covered by car insurance.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 30, 2020
Should You File an Insurance Claim for a Fender Bender?
There's a lot of debate around filing an insurance claim for a fender bender. Doing so protects you, but it may also affect your rates. Here's what you should know.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 28, 2020
What to Do After a Fender Bender
Being involved in a fender bender is never fun. Even if the damage is slight, there are five important steps to take after a minor accident.
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Rochelle Miller-Hernandez
Oct 01, 2020
Will My Insurance Go Up if Someone Hits My Parked Car?
Get the information you need to ensure a fast and easy claims process if you're involved in a parked car accident.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 03, 2020
Does a No Fault Accident Go On Your Record?
All accidents go on your driving record, including ones that aren’t your fault. Insurance increases vary depending on the circumstances, though.
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Bonnie Stinson
Jun 16, 2021
What to Do If You're Rear Ended by Another Car
If you've been rear-ended by another car, here's what you need to do to file a successful claim and get properly compensated for the car accident.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 01, 2020
How to File a Diminished Value Claim
When you sell a damaged car, you don't necessarily have to take it as a loss. A diminished value claim can help your keep more of your money.
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Jason Unrau
Sep 01, 2020
What to Do if You Crash a Leased Car
What happens if you get into an accident in your leased car? How do you report the accident? Will your insurance go up? Here’s all you need to know.
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Cheryl Knight
Sep 01, 2020
How Does the Insurance Company Determine the Value of a Totaled Car?
Your insurance company uses a special formula to determine if a wrecked car is repairable or a total loss. Here's what goes into their decision.
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Jason Unrau
Oct 21, 2020
How to React When Valet Parking Damages Your Car
If you use valet parking frequently, you might consider carrying special insurance. Here's why.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 15, 2020
How to Tell if Renters Insurance Covers Your Car
If you have renters insurance, you might be wondering if it covers the car you drive. This article explains what it does and doesn't cover with regard to your car and property.
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Cheryl Knight
Oct 21, 2020
How to Report a Car Accident to Your Car Insurance Company
When reporting an accident to an insurance provider, a claimant needs to be straightforward, thorough, and most of all, calm.
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Conor Fynes
Oct 27, 2020
How to Install a Child Car Seat
Child car seats are an important car safety feature for children. Match your car seat to the child’s weight, height, and age.
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Denise Koenig
Dec 02, 2020
How to Avoid Common Car Insurance Fraud and Scams
Insurance fraud on the road is more common than you might think. Take precautions as a driver and follow protocol to keep yourself safe.
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Conor Fynes
Dec 08, 2020
What if Both Parties in a Car Accident Have the Same Insurance Company?
Wondering how to handle a car accident when you both have the same insurance provider? The process remains the same.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 09, 2021
How to be Helpful When You Witness Damage to a Parked Car
When you witness a hit-and-run accident involving a parked car, you can help. All it takes is a pen and paper, and a few minutes of your time.
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Mary Kurz
Dec 14, 2020
How to Repair Damage After a Car Accident
Drivers should know beforehand the basics on how to repair their car after an accident and what their insurance policy covers to ease the process.
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Jacquelyn Childs
Oct 26, 2020
What to Do If You Crash Into a Car In Your Driveway
If you crash into a car on your driveway, start by reporting it to your insurance provider. Then, consider the repair options available to you.
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Jacoba Bood
Jun 10, 2021
How Long After a Car Accident Can You File a Claim?
Figuring out how long after a car accident you have to file a claim means taking a close look at your policy.
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Nicholas Wilson
Jan 08, 2021

All Questions on Car Accidents

What will my insurance cover if my daughter totals my car?
I think my car is totaled, will my insurance cover it? My daughter lives with me, has her permit, and usually only drives with me. However, she did take the car without me and ended up getting into an accident.
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
Does insurance provide coverage if you hit a pole?
Will my insurance cover the damage to my car? I hit a telephone pole and I didn't call the police since it was just me involved. It didn't look like there was any damage to the pole.
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
Can I sue someone if they're refusing to go through insurance?
"I was at fault in an accident with a classic car. The damage is going to exceed my property damage limit of $25,000. Can I sue the driver to make them go through insurance and avoid them suing me?"
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
Who pays for the damage when a car is stolen and in an accident?
A stolen car crashed into my brother's car. The driver was caught, but who is responsible for the damage?
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
Do I still need to report an accident to my insurance if no police report was filed?
"I exchanged insurance information with the other driver, but we didn't call the police. They hit me in a parking lot. This is my first accident and I don't want my insurance to go up. What should I do?"
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
How do I know what my insurance will cover if I'm in an accident?
"I hit another car and left the scene without calling the police. I did go to the police station afterwards, but got a ticket for failure to report and leaving the scene. Whose insurance will cover the damage? I have liability and the other driver has full coverage. "
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021
Can you be at fault if you hit a car while trying to avoid another accident?
"I was stopped at a stop light and two other cars almost got into a collision. To avoid it, a car swerved and hit my car. The driver's attorney is saying they aren't at fault because they were avoiding a collision. Is this true?"
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Emily Maracle
Jun 18, 2021

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