What Happens if a Friend Wrecks Your Car?

You’ve allowed your friend to borrow your vehicle. Now, you’ve learned an accident occurred. Who will pay for the damage and what are your next steps? If you have the right type of auto insurance, you generally do not need to worry about the losses. There are limitations here, though. When you work with our agents at Cross Creek Insurance, we’ll help you ensure your vehicle has ample coverage to protect from any risks like these.

What To Expect

If you have collision insurance, that policy is likely to help cover the losses to your vehicle if another person is driving it. However, there are limits. If the individual routinely drives your vehicle, he or she should be listed on your policy to gain this protection. If they just borrowed it for the day, most policies will cover the vehicle.

If your friend was not responsible for the accident, but another driver was, that driver’s auto insurance liability coverage will likely cover the damage to your vehicle. It is best for you to request a copy of the police report right away to determine who is responsible for the accident. Then, work closely with your auto insurance agent to ensure the claims are filed properly.

Having the Right Auto Insurance Matters

Without the right type of auto insurance, your vehicle may be at risk. If you do not have collision insurance or enough liability coverage to protect your vehicle’s value, let the team at Cross Creek Insurance help you. We’re here to answer all of your questions. We serve residents in Hope Hills, NC and the surrounding area. Give our team a call today to discuss your current policy or to update to a policy that is better reflective of your specific needs.



Does Home Insurance Cover the Cost of a Hot Water Heater Replacement?

Your homeowners insurance is there to protect you when the unexpected happens. At Cross Creek Insurance, our goal is to provide you with a policy that meets your needs and helps you to remain financially protected as a property owner. Yet, there are often questions about what a home insurance policy covers. The best answer comes directly from one of our experienced agents about the specific terms listed in your policy.

What About Hot Water Heaters?

Perhaps your hot water heater leaked and caused damage to the home. Home insurance does not cover all instances of water damage to a home. However, it may cover some of the damage caused by a hot water heater that was properly maintained and an unavoidable instance occurred. For example, your policy may cover damage to the home if the water heater was properly maintained, but the pipes froze anyway, leading to a rupture. Most home insurance policies will not cover the replacement of the water heater itself – though it may cover the damage repair. Generally, this is considered a normal step in maintaining your home.

What Should You Do Now?

If you have damage to your home from a damaged water heater that leaked throughout the area, call your agent at Cross Creek Insurance. We’ll help you determine if your existing home insurance policy covers the damage or not. More so, we can help you make any claims that you may qualify for. Every situation is different. There’s no reason not to give us a call.

We can also help you update your home insurance to provide comprehensive support. We serve clients in Hope Hills, NC and the surrounding area. Ask us for a quote on a more thorough home insurance policy to fit your home’s specific risks.