How Collisions With Animals Affects Your Auto Insurance

Nevada Insurance Enrollment Answers; Animal Accident With My Car - Will My Auto Insurance Cover the Damages?

LAS VEGAS - nvtip -- Animals can appear suddenly and without warning causing accidents, injuries and even deaths, especially when vehicles swerve in an attempt to avoid hitting them. Knowing how to handle an animal damage auto insurance claim can save you both time, money and give you the peace of mind that you deserve.

Does Auto Insurance Cover Animal Damage?
Every year, many car accidents are caused by animals running into the road. Usually, animals (be it a dog, coyote, raccoon, squirrel, deer, cow, moose, bear, bird, beaver, or others) can be very unpredictable. They can dart out anywhere from mother nature without warning, or you can come around a corner, and there it is! Having an animal, or herd of animals suddenly appear in the middle of the road can startle even the most experienced driver.

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Knowing how to react when they appear can greatly reduce your chances of being involved in an accident. While hitting an animal can be against your natural instincts, swerving to avoid it could cause a worse crash that ends up in major fatalities. Unfortunately, these types of crashes happen frequently in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Comprehensive Insurance Covers Animal Accidents
As far as your auto insurance company is concerned, hitting an animal is covered under your comprehensive coverage. Swerving to miss hitting an animal and crashing into oncoming traffic is considered a collision claim. If your vehicle has sustained damages, you'll need to decide whether or not to file a claim depending on your insurance policy's coverage options.

Will My Insurance Rates Increase After An Animal Accident?
Most auto insurance providers will not raise your premiums due to a comprehensive claim after an animal accident unless your claims are frequent. Collision claims, however, will often raise your rates, so you should evaluate the damage and decide if you are better off paying out of pocket.

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Nevada Insurance Enrollment
4260 W. Craig Road suite #150-A
North Las Vegas, NV 89032
(702) 898-0554

Nevada Insurance Enrollment
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