When you’re driving around Arlington, TX and you experience some kind of windshield damage, it is important to know whether you are covered. Much of this will depend on how the windshield became damaged as well as what coverage you have within your insurance policy.
Damage from Road Debris
If you’re driving down the road and a rock or other debris hits your windshield, it may result in a cracked windshield or a large nick. If you have comprehensive auto insurance, you will be covered against this type of damage. Comprehensive coverage includes everything that is non-driver related. This would not be something that you could avoid, so it isn’t part of your liability coverage. Comprehensive coverage would also include hit and runs, as well as any damage if your car is parked somewhere. Strack Insurance Services can help to explain what is and isn’t required by the state.
Damage from a Crash
If you get involved in a crash in or around Arlington, TX, your liability coverage would likely cover the windshield damage. You are required to have property damage liability on your policy. The state of Texas requires everyone to have liability auto insurance to cover expenses for the other driver, which means that if someone else caused the accident, their insurance would cover the damage. If it was your fault, you might need to have PIP (personal injury protection) on your policy.
Ultimately, when you file a claim, insurance companies are going to look at the kind of coverage that you have before they determine whether they will pay for the windshield damage or not.
At Strack Insurance Services, agents can help you to identify the necessary auto insurance to cover you for various forms of windshield damage. Plus, it’s possible to have a comprehensive auto insurance policy so that you have coverage against anything that could potentially happen on or off the road.