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Insurance Question from Tuttle, OK

Asked on 03/10/2016

I accidently backed into one of my cars with my other car will my insurance cover both cars Backing out of garage in my car which has full coverage I backed into another car owned by me this car has liability only. Will my full coverage pay for damage to both cars?

Answer given on March 12, 2016

Even if you cause an accident that damages another car that you own, the insurance company will investigate the accident. If the information indicates the accident the way you described it, they should pay for the damages to both cars. The liability portion of the car that caused the accident should pay for the repairs to the car that did not have collision coverage. Then, the collision coverage on the other car will pay for the damage to it, less your deductible. The deductible only applies to the collision portion, not the liability.Depending upon the total damages to both cars, your insurance rates may increase since it would be considered an at fault accident. Make sure the total amount you will be paid for the damages will exceed the increased costs of your insurance. You may want to discuss this with your agent before filing the claim.


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