The agents of Focus Insurance understand how frustrating it can be when you’re driving down the road and a piece of loose gravel hits your windshield causing it to chip and crack. If you live in Eureka, MO, your first step should be to contact your insurance company. Cracks and chips can be distracting, making it difficult to keep your eyes on the road so getting them fixed is imperative, but who will pay for it?
In most cases, chips and cracks caused by loose gravel are simply considered a road hazard and are paid for by your insurance company if you have comprehensive insurance. If you have collision insurance or PL/PD coverage, you will be responsible for the damages. In most cases, it’s almost impossible to determine who is liable even if you know which car caused the gravel to hit your car.
Stay Away From Construction Trucks
One of the biggest causes of flying gravel is construction trucks. Entering a construction zone will always come with some level of risk. The best rule of thumb is to stay as far back as you can from dump trucks carrying gravel. If you are several yards away and still get hit, you may be able to turn the construction company’s information and the license plate of the truck into your insurance agent. They can contact the company to see if they will pay for the damages.
If your windshield has been broken or damaged by falling gravel or loose stone, call the agents at Focus Insurance. We are available to help Eureka, MO residents get their windows fixed as quickly and affordably as possible. Call our office today to talk to a licensed agent.