You don't legally have to, but too many times parties exchange information, agree to handle things privately and then end up in court. What seems like minor damage susually costs much more than you'd think to repair. Often once the other party sees an estimate, they start balking and refuse to pay. At that point, the only way to recover damages is to sue them. It's a misconception that any accident will raise your insurance. Vehicle accidents should always be reported.
It depends on what you define as "minor." I believe every state has a MINIMUM damage amount beyond which you MUST report the collision. Of course, if the accident resulted in personal injury NO MATTER HOW SLIGHT, it MUST be reported regardless of the damage amount. Some states have very low dollar threshhold set, so be certain to check your state's laws on this matter.
It might be cheaper in the long run to just take care of the problem yourself. If you report the damage, the insurance company may decide to raise your rates, maybe not this time, but certainly soon. Figure out what your deductable is versus how much it will cost to repair. If you have $500.00 deductible and it will only cost $600.00 to repair, I'd forget it.
If there is some damage to either vehicle. It's always wise to report it then because the other person you may have hit could come back on you and make things much more complicated than they were. If there was no damage done to either vehicle and the person wasn't that concerned, then I wouldn't bother. If it was a big enough bump to jar one or both of you report it even if the vehicles involved had only minor scratches or a slight dent. Marcy
The time frame to report it to your insurance company will be specified in the policy. And to bring a civil suit, it will probably be two years.
No, you don' t have to fix it, but should you have another accident in the same area they will deduct this payment, and should your vehicle total, then again a percentage of this unrepaired prior damage will come off the value of your vehicle. If this is first party claim, and a lien holder is on the vehicle then you may have to get their signature (and in most cases), they will require you to apply it to your loan.
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If the repair returned the car to preaccident condition, t he value of the car should not be affected.
Yes, there was slight damage done, but not much. However the damage that was done, was very sever.
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They can be if the damage is slight but they are usually replaced
There was only a slight difference between the two shirts.Of slight build and very short, the boy was often bullied.I had a slight rash from poison ivy.
Yes, that is where the greatest action is centered. But 'damage' is judged in human cost (buildings, lives, etc.), so if the epicenter is far from civilization, 'damage' is slight.
No. why would they? But they do cause slight to moderate damage to hair.
Yes. You probably will not get your property returned but there remains a slight chance if you have the serial number and share this information with police. You can also file a claim on your homeowners insurance.
It increases how often your pets attack and how much damage they do by a slight amount.
your abdominals have tightened in a certain way that is causing slight damage, thus pain
Depending on the extent of damage, it can be reground and polished to the next size bearings be it .010, .020 or .030 over, .030 being the maximum.
A magnitude 5 earthquake may cause slight damage to well designed buildings and major damage or destruction of poorly constructed buildings.
should be ok, and these things happen all the time, other party also agreed no damage? did you exchange info though? should do that...this is sticky, some would say should report to your company just so they can formally contact the other party and get it 'offical' no damage/no injury which really is the best thing to do to protect yourself........but as i said this happens all the time...you will have to decide. i personally would report it, but I've seen the down/bad side to this too...month down the road an attorney rep letter comes claiming all kinds of things..........
Cosmetic wear is damage to the looks of an item. Cosmetic wear does not affect how an item works. It is purely the visual damage. Cosmetic wear can simply be a slight scratch.
Like any surgery, there are inherent risks. Possibility of nerve damage, the slight risk of anesthesia, the ever present possibility of infection, and possible joint damage.
first of all in my experience no accident is slight ;). running a little funny as in at a stop light the idle drops? If so what I did was turn my idle up a bit. It also may be missing a cylinder.
i don't have a slight green tinge on the sides of my chin. you should have your eyes or chin checked
Immediately after an accident, you should call your insurance company and they will tell you their responsibility in that particular state. Your agent should have given you that information when you purchased your policy. Each state has slight differences. An insurance agent in this state is not licensed to comment on the insurance policies of another state.
This most likely means that during the stroke, the patient suffered minor nerve damage. The ichiness also might not even be related to the stroke. If the patient has fallen down or has bumped their head this might have caused slight swelling in either the brain or the spinal column causing slight nerve damage as well.