Insurance rates may spike after auto collisions
People who are involved in a car, truck or motorcycle accident run the risk of receiving extensive property damage, physical injuries, and emotional trauma. Needless to say, dealing with the aftermath of an accident can be overwhelming. In addition to handling matters involving vehicle repair and being treated for any injuries people have obtained in the incident, people are forced to deal with their insurance companies in hopes that they may receive some financial assistance with the damage.
In Maryland and across the country, motorists are required to obtain auto insurance that will protect them in the event that they are involved in a motor vehicle accident. Yet once a claim is filed with the insurance company, the monthly premiums may increase by a significant amount. Certain factors may come into play, including whether the driver was at fault for causing the accident. However, if the reporting officer puts in the report that even some of the fault belonged to the driver, it could mean big increases to the driver’s insurance policy.
Although Maryland is one of the states that offers lower insurance premiums, there are some states in the nation that have higher-priced insurance policies. Maryland companies take into consideration certain factors and may offer discounts if the driver has an excellent credit rating or is married.
If you have been involved in a car accident, you may want to seek the counsel of an attorney who has experience handling insurance companies and other matters of collision.