Gen 5 Camaro External Bolt-On Tech - Rodent accident
01-01-2011, 06:25 PM
I was traveling i-10 west in route to houston last nite when apparently an animal decided to become roadkill. my question o you all, should i replace the bumper myself, or make a claim.
01-01-2011, 06:31 PM
make the claim, pay your deductible get it over with
01-01-2011, 06:33 PM
i should note that i just bought the car tues and this happened last night... what do you think the insurance reaction may be?
01-01-2011, 07:19 PM
This kind of stuff happens all the time. It depends on who your insurance company is and if they are going to jack your rates or not. You need to call your agent and figure it out. I would be inclined to make a claim and get it fixed, that's why you have insurance. If they jack your rates then start shopping for another company.
They shouldn't because this was not something caused by you, unless you engaged in a little bit of Death Race 2000. If you decide to do this on your own dime, you need to shop around because some shops will work a deal if it an insurance company is not involved.
If you are going to do this your self, I would still get it evaluated by a shop so you know what parts you need to buy because it looks like more than just the front facia and fender. There is stuff behind all that, that you may have jacked up.
What was it, jack rabbit, opossum, or armadillo?
01-01-2011, 07:24 PM
make a claim.
01-01-2011, 07:28 PM
my wife sells insurance, this would be a comp claim which isn't supposed to be held against you, comp covers everything from animals jumping in the road, trees falling on your car, acts of god/nature, theft, vandalism...
01-01-2011, 07:54 PM
that looks like an expensive repair. id put in a claim unless you have alot of extra money.
01-05-2011, 03:09 PM
I hit a deer in a prefious car a few (5 or 6) years ago, and at least in my state (MA), an animal is conisdered "an act of god" and it had no affect on my insurance rate, my premium didn't change, it isn't on my driving record, and it was covered by my comprehensive insurance, not my collission insurance.
There was a deductable associated with it...but it was like $1500 or $1600 to fix the car, and the deductable was $500...so the insurance picked up the rest.
01-12-2011, 10:47 PM
man i feel you same exact this happend to me, i just bought my first 2001 camaro ss f body with 59k miles on it, I Flew down to houston texas from here in virgina and drove it home. The owner and his dad was really cool and good people. So long story short i get on the road and make it all the way back to dc and get about 20 min from my house only to have a deer run into three lanes of traffic. I only had the car for 24hrs :(. Anyway the deer caused 3600 dollars in damage, my insurance company USAA covered everything, only had to pay the 500 dollar deductable. And i got a rental for free for two weeks
01-13-2011, 03:57 AM
Find a shop to eat the deductible because most time you pay the deductible to the shop they can just add it to the repair bill.
01-13-2011, 11:18 AM
Do you have Allstate?
(Sorry, that commercial was what I first thought of when I saw this thread.) :angel:
I love when he says, "what is this thing?"
01-13-2011, 11:25 AM
WTF did you hit?
01-18-2011, 09:27 PM
I feel your pain, i hit a deer on sunday night and the car is only two weeks old. But i own a body shop so it isnt to big of a deal
01-18-2011, 09:28 PM
My shop is in spring, i could give you a "discount" possibly
01-19-2011, 01:14 AM
That's going to be costly and a pain in the ass. Insurance FTW.