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In Michigan, if another driver is At Fault and ticketed, my insurance company and probably others, will not raise your rates. If you are at fault, even if you are not ticketed because the accident was unavoidable, your rates would go up. My insurance company won't raise the rates for one accident, but will raise them for a period of three years after a second accident. If no more accidents during the three years, the rates go back down. If someone else is driving your car and has an accidents the same answer above applies. If you are parked and someone hits your car, even a hit and run, your rates don't go up. Other states may have other rules.

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Q: Can an auto insurance company raise your rates if you are in an accident?
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