Will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect My Car Insurance?

Will the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Affect My Car Insurance?

With the new coronavirus impacting nearly every aspect of our lives, whether directly or indirectly, many people are wondering about the effect the virus may have on car insurance. Fortunately, in most cases, we are happy to inform you that your car insurance will not be affected by the virus, unless you plan on canceling your insurance–which, in most cases, we would advise you not to do, unless you plan on not driving for months on end.

That being said, though it may not directly affect your insurance, COVID-19 will most like affect the way in which you contact your insurance company. Since now, you probably cannot walk into their office and discuss your insurance after being involved in a car accident as many companies are now working remotely, you will most likely have to work with your insurance company via their app, online, or on the phone.

Additionally, you can expect certain aspects of your dealings to be delayed–this does not mean they will be, but anything is possible. For example, it may take longer to receive compensation in a claim, or even to have your car repaired since many auto body shops are now closed. Furthermore, in certain cases, insurance companies may now expect billing support affected by the virus, temporary extensions on payments, or even exclusively text-message claims handling. As we learn more, you can be sure we will bring it to you. If you have been injured in an auto accident, please do not hesitate to speak with our experienced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys today.

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There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of a negligent party. Now, you must recover physically, and you must also find a way to pay for your recovery. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.

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