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Safeco insurance rates go up by an average of 41% after an accident. Drivers who have Safeco accident forgiveness will not see their car insurance rates go up at all after their first accident in 5 years, however. Even if the accident can’t be forgiven, it will only affect your insurance rate for 3-5 years, depending on your state.
The exact amount that premiums go up after an accident depends on a few factors, including who was at fault, how much damage was caused, and the policyholder’s driving and claims history. In general, at-fault accidents or severe accidents that lead to expensive insurance claims increase rates more than minor or not-at-fault wrecks. Repeat offenders also see relatively large rate hikes.
To learn more, check out WalletHub’s complete review of Safeco car insurance, as well as our guide to accident forgiveness.
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