Who is responsible for damage to electric gate that closed on a truck and was damaged?

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UPDATED: Aug 4, 2011

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Written By: Jeffrey JohnsonUPDATED: Aug 4, 2011Fact Checked

Responsibility of an accident – truck vs gate – can be tricky to resolve. I suggest that you contact your insurance agent and ask them to report this incident to your insurance company. The company will investigate, by talking with your driver as well as contacting the company whose gate was damaged. If it determined that the accident was the fault of your driver, they will work out a settlement with that company.I don’t recommend that you try to resolve this on your own. You have purchased insurance for this reason. While you may be able to settle this, there is no guarantee the other company won’t come back and say there was additional damage and ask for more money. By letting your insurance company handle this, they can resolve the claim and make the settlement. It is possible the damages are low enough where your rates won’t be affected.

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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