Is the damage to my car in his driveway all my fault?

UPDATED: Dec 1, 2012

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Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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UPDATED: Dec 1, 2012

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If you had an accident due to slippery road or driveway the responsibility is yours. The property owner is not responsible for the fact that there was ice on the driveway. You were driving the car and lost control. This would be considered an at fault accident.You should get an estimate before you report the incident to your insurance company. If the damage is under your deductible, then there is no reason to report the claim. If it is over the deductible, make sure the amount you will receive is sufficient, as your rates could go up for the accident. The surcharge would be for three years, and could end up costing you more than the amount you will get from the insurance.If the damage is high enough go ahead and report the incident to your insurance company. If the storm was significant, it is possible the company will consider it a catastrophe and then would not surcharge you.

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Editorial Guidelines: We are a free online resource for anyone interested in learning more about legal topics and insurance. Our goal is to be an objective, third-party resource for everything legal and insurance related. We update our site regularly, and all content is reviewed by experts.

Jeffrey Johnson is a legal writer with a focus on personal injury. He has worked on personal injury and sovereign immunity litigation in addition to experience in family, estate, and criminal law. He earned a J.D. from the University of Baltimore and has worked in legal offices and non-profits in Maryland, Texas, and North Carolina. He has also earned an MFA in screenwriting from Chapman Univer...

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