Expert Advice for Car Insurance Claims

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Do I Have to Repair My Car After an Insurance Claim Accident?
You’ll usually have to repair your car after an insurance claim accident—but there are some exceptions.
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Jaclyn Victor
Jun 10, 2021
8 Worst Car Insurance Claim Mistakes to Avoid
Mistakes like filing unnecessary claims, not cooperating with your insurer, or not reading your policy in detail can result in disappointing outcomes.
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Jacoba Bood
May 31, 2021
There's Nothing Funny About Getting Rear-Ended by a Clown
Did you know that the “Three-Ring Fender Bender” commercial from Farmers Insurance is based on a real claim? The agent who submitted it won the Hall of Claims grand prize.
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Aleena Juarez
Jun 08, 2021
The Most Common Car Insurance Claim Should Come as No Surprise
You probably won’t be surprised to hear about the most common car insurance claims. Here’s how to make sure you’re covered in any of these scenarios.
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Chasity Sharla
Jun 07, 2021
A Stolen Volkswagen Minibus Made For the Wildest Car Insurance Claim Of All-Time
A stolen vehicle can be a nightmare. For this driver, a rare situation led to an unusual car insurance claim. Read more about what happened.
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Aleena Juarez
Jun 07, 2021
Does Car Insurance Cover Engine Failure?
Will a car insurance policy cover some or all of the cost of engine repairs? The answer to that question will depend on the type of insurance and the circumstances.
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Jacoba Bood
Feb 22, 2021
How to Calculate How Much Car Insurance You Need
Getting minimal insurance coverage could save you money in the short term, but it could cost you down the road.
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Jason Unrau
Feb 09, 2021
Does Car Insurance Cover Snapped Antennas or Hood Ornaments?
Vandalism claims amount to millions of dollars each year in the U.S. If your car is vandalized, take these steps to get it repaired.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 05, 2021
7 Things You Should Never Say to an Insurance Adjuster
Insurance adjusters are fair, but you still need to be careful with what you say to them. Avoid these seven things, and you’ll be just fine.
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Brady Klopfer
Dec 10, 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
5 Car Insurance Scams You Should Never Fall for
Car insurance fraud costs families up to $700 in insurance premiums annually. Here are five of the most common scams to keep an eye on when you're driving.
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Jason Unrau
Oct 21, 2020
How to Switch Car Insurance Companies After Filing a Claim
Switching insurance providers with an open claim won’t affect the current insurer’s responsibility, but it can make you look like a risk to new ones.
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Conor Fynes
Nov 10, 2020
What to Do After Your Car Insurance Claim is Denied
What to do after your car insurance claim is denied involves checking out and verifying the reason, appealing, or getting a lawyer.
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Nicholas Wilson
Nov 23, 2020
How to Take Good Car Pictures
Whether it’s for documentation or for selling your car, taking your time and setting up the shot are important if you want great car pictures.
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Elaine Sulpy
Jan 07, 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
How to Complete a Car Accident Claim Form
Properly completing car accident claim forms after a car crash will help agents assess the situation and pay for damages to your car.
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Logan Utsman
Oct 26, 2020
The 5 Main Reasons a Car Accident Insurance Claim Is Denied
Was your car accident claim denied? There are five common reasons why, as this article details in full.
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Elan Mcafee
Jan 14, 2021
How to Make a Diminished Value Car Insurance Claim
A car accident can reduce the value of your vehicle, but a diminished value claim might get you back the value your vehicle lost.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 26, 2021
How to Avoid the 5 Most Common Types of Car Insurance Claims
Avoiding common car insurance claims is a surefire way to keep your premiums down. Here's how to do it.
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Cheryl Knight
Jan 28, 2021
All About Car Insurance Claim Denials
A car insurance claim denial does not mean the end of the world. You can appeal the decision or even take your car insurance company to court.
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Cheryl Knight
Feb 18, 2021
The Do's and Don'ts of Filing a Car Accident Claim Report
Car accident claiming is necessary after a collision to be reimbursed for vehicle repairs or medical bills. Here's how to do it the right —and wrong — way.
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Elan Mcafee
Feb 23, 2021
Violating Your Car Insurance Policy: What Qualifies as a Major Violation
Major violations to your car insurance plan include DUIs, hit and runs, and fraudulent claims, and can dramatically increase your insurance premiums.
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Brady Klopfer
Nov 11, 2020
The Most Common Types of Car Insurance Fraud
Car insurance fraud usually takes the form of fire, theft, and vandalism, all investigated and prosecuted by car insurance companies.
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Jason Unrau
May 04, 2021
How to File a Claim When Bad Roads Damage Your Car
To file a claim for damage caused by a bad road, document the damage and the poorly maintained road, and contact the county's commissioner's office.
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Brady Klopfer
May 04, 2021
How to Calculate Actual Cash Value (ACV)
Car insurance claim adjusters may not offer you enough if you’re being offered actual cash value for your car, not what you paid or owe.
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Jason Unrau
May 04, 2021
Checklist for Filing a Car Insurance Claim Report
Filing a car insurance claim report when your vehicle has been involved in an accident requires some info, and talking to your auto insurance agent.
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Brady Klopfer
May 04, 2021
How Car Insurance Companies Investigate Claims
In the aftermath of a car accident, you might wonder what actually happened to cause the crash, who was at fault, and what contributed to the wreck.
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Cheryl Knight
May 04, 2021

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