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Things to know to avoid civil liability

What is civil liability? If you unintentionally cause bodily injury or physical damage to another person’s property, you have a legal obligation to remedy the damage. This often represents substantial compensation amounts, which civil liability insurance protects you from having to assume. This protection would also cover you if you had to defend yourself in court after being served a formal notice, alleging your civil liability. Your insurer would bear the expenses of your defence, including your lawyer’s fees and court costs. This protection, which is included in basic home and auto insurance plans, can be increased for a few dollars more, to ensure that you have adequate protection in any situation that may arise. What should you do if your vehicle causes damage to another person’s property? Give your details to the property owner. Notify the police and keep the police report number. Refrain from entering into an agreement to reimburse the owner of the damaged property. Call GSA Collision to help you with that!

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First, Levy injuries and damage. If there are injuries or excessive damage, you should call 911. In this event, don’t move the vehicles until the police arrive. Or, if there is a inquiry of liability, leave the vehicles in place to help the police determine what happened. On the other deed, if it’s a minor car accident with no injuries, you can move the vehicles to the right side of the road when it is safe to do so.

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Immiedately  after a collision, contact your insurer to make a claim. Learn more about the claims process in your state. Your insurer determines if your damaged vehicle will be replaced, repaired or written off. If it’s repaired with better parts, you may need to contribute to the additional cost. If you decide to have the repairs done at a repair shop that is not one of your insurer company’s “preferred shops,” you will be responsible for managing the repair.

Every driver – even actually good ones – can have a bad Time on the road. Whether you miss that speed bump or collide with another car, by definition, accidents are never intentional. But unintentional doesn’t mean “not trustworthy”. And in some circumstances, a collision can ensue in higher insurance premiums.Who is responsible?For insurance companies, one way to effectively manage car accident maintain is to establish an at fault party— even if there was nothing you could have done to stop it and the police shelter’t accuse you with an offence.Depending on the type of collision you may be at imperfection if you’re the single driver. If you are in a collision with a driver of another vehicle, insurers decide who is at-weakness based on the Fault Determination Rules. On occasion, it may take time and further police and/or insurer investigation to shape who ultimately action the accident. In any business, being responsible for an accident could be grounds for an increase in your car insurance premiums.

Remember always be safe and call GSA Collision Center for help.