Car accidents happen every day, and can be quite a terrifying experience for those involved. A car accident can cause lifelong damage to your body and can completely total your car. Anyone dealing with such things probably doesn’t want more financial troubles, but a car accident can also drastically change your insurance premiums too. An insurer will see any accident on your record, and they will most definitely see this as a reason to raise your premiums.
When you are involved in an accident, your insurer uses this information to determine how risky a driver you are. A driver with several accidents is probably riskier than a driver with none, and they pass this risk on to you. While it can be a headache, this increase in premiums is not permanent, and will likely go away after a few years. The best way to reduce your insurance prices is to drive safely. Nothing will impact your raised premiums like another accident. Multiple accidents may also impact your ability to ever get your premiums down, or reduce your eligibility for savings options with your insurer.
If you have been in an accident and are experiencing higher premiums, there are steps you can take to get rid of those extra charges. Your credit score plays a role in your insurance premiums, so working on your credit score is a great way to lower your premiums. Make sure to pay off any debt and address any issues you see in your credit report, and this will have a positive effect on your insurance.
You can also check with your insurance company for discounts. Many insurance companies offer a number of discounts like safe driver discounts, good student discounts, and others. These discounts can go a long way to reduce your insurance premiums. You may also want to see if you can lower your coverage. Getting rid of coverage you don’t really need can really soften the financial blow of an accident. Changing insurance companies may be your best bet if none of this works for you.
If you are in a car accident, you should call BJE Law, P.A. as soon as possible. We can help you navigate the legal system and will fight for your rights in court. With years of experience and a team of friendly and professional attorneys, we know that we have what you need. Call us today for more information regarding car accidents.