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Old 01-24-2018, 07:56 AM   #1
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Is there any law that limits making two claims within two weeks on my car insurance?

I know it's crazy but after 12 years accident free I had two accidents within 14 days and each caused about a thousand dollars in damage I would estimate.
Can the insurer do anything about the fact I did not report or turn in the first claim yet? I feel like they will flip out when I give them this info??
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Old 01-24-2018, 10:05 AM   #2
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Since there was no record of accident in your name for the past 12 years, the insurance company will consider you as a safe driver. So you are not going to face any trouble in claiming for the two consecutive accidents.
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Is there any law that limits making two claims within two weeks on my car insurance?

I know it's crazy but after 12 years accident free I had two accidents within 14 days and each caused about a thousand dollars in damage I would estimate.
Can the insurer do anything about the fact I did not report or turn in the first claim yet? I feel like they will flip out when I give them this info??
No, there isn't any law against making the claims.

What your insurance company will do is separate the occurrences into two separate claims and apply your deductible to each.

If you have a $500 deductible against $1000 worth of damage, you'll get $500 for each claim. If you happen to have a $1000 deductible you get nothing.

If either or both of the accidents were your fault your policy is likely to be surcharged for 3 years.

If you fail to disclose that it was two accidents so as to avoid a double deductible or double surcharge, that's insurance fraud.

If you were not at fault you should be going after the other drivers for the repair costs.
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Since there was no record of accident in your name for the past 12 years, the insurance company will consider you as a safe driver. So you are not going to face any trouble in claiming for the two consecutive accidents.
You are so clueless.
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Well the question was if 2 claims is a problem and the poster correctly noted it is NOT any kind of problem. I don't see how that makes the poster clueless.
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Well the question was if 2 claims is a problem and the poster correctly noted it is NOT any kind of problem. I don't see how that makes the poster clueless.
I didn't write that the poster was clueless, I wrote that Lexus was clueless.

Because, as I explained, there ARE problems with the situation. The insurance company WILL NOT consider the poster a safe driver, not with two accidents. So, there is trouble ahead.
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Also, any damages from the first accident, will be discounted in the bill for the second as already damaged. You will still be paying 2 deductibles. You may run into an issue with not reporting the first accident in a timely manner.
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I agree with them as you have to face consequences as you didn't tell your insurance company about the first accident and now due to your negligence, you are going to suffer.
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It was only 14 days.

How many days do you get before you have to tell the insurer about the accident?

Does 14 days violate any rule or policy provision?
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Some policies give you 2 or 3 days and some as long as 14.
I personally have never heard of any auto policy allowing more than 14 days.

And I have used three different major firms over the last 25 years.
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