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Double whammy | hit twice on the same spot by different drivers
My car was hit while parked in early February by a car that was sliding on ice while parked. The driver left their name and insurance info on my windshield.
A claim was filed and the insurance company issued a check to me to pay for the damages. The day before my vehicle was to go in the shop, another car hit my vehicle again while parked.
This time, they left no information and caused a significant amount of damage in addition to the damage already done by the previous accident.
I now must file a claim through my insurance company which is different from the other insurance company. The damage on the car from the second accident is in the exact same spot as the previous damage but much worse than it previously was.
How do I go about reporting this because it is now impossible to differentiate the damage caused in each accident? I could really use some advice regarding this issue.
Well, is it really impossible? If the insurance company (the first insurance company) gave you a check, they estimated the damage (before it was hit the second time). Your insurance company will likely contact the other insurance company and see what kind of estimate or estimation of damages was done.
The second hit will be the excess between the first estimation and the second.
Contact your insurance company and be sure to tell them what happened. A good adjuster should be able to handle this situation without much of a problem.
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