When a rock hits windshield

What To Do When a Rock Hits Your Windshield

  1. Pull over and inspect for damage. The first thing to do, according to the American Automobile Association is to pull over and inspect for damage.
  2. Cover the area.
  3. Check with your insurance.
  4. Bring your vehicle into an auto glass repair shop.

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Does your insurance go up if a rock hits your windshield?This includes your glass being hit by a rock or damaged by vandalism. If your glass or windshield damage came from a car crash, your collision coverage will pay for it — unless another driver caused the accident, that is. In that case, their liability coverage should pay for your damages.

Who pays when a rock hits your windshield?

If a rock flies directly from the back of a track and hits your windshield, the company may be responsible for the damage. They can be found liable if you stayed 100 to 150 feet away from the truck and/or if you can show that the truck was overloaded and carrying more rock or gravel than they should have been.

What happens if a rock hits my windshield?

Generally speaking, if there is a chip or crack that is smaller than six inches, your windshield can be repaired. If the crack is larger than six inches, your windshield probably needs to be replaced. If you are in doubt, consult with a professional auto glass repair shop.

What do you do if a rock breaks your windshield?

If your windshield was damaged, contact the company who owns the truck. Some companies will work with you and reimburse you, even if you can't prove it, while others may not. The bottom line is that it never hurts to ask. And if you have evidence that shows the truck was at fault, be sure to submit it.

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Does insurance cover if a rock hits your windshield?

Auto Insurance Coverage for Windshield Damage
Comprehensive coverage may help pay to replace or repair a damaged windshield, if it's hit by a rock or another object. Comprehensive also helps cover damage from perils such as fire, theft, falling objects or hail.

Is it your fault if a rock hits your windshield?

If a piece of debris, rock or gravel falls directly from the back of a truck and hits your vehicle, causing its windshield to crack, then the commercial vehicle's operator is responsible for the damages.

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