Please give me any advice if you can. Flooded Car

Submitted by Poorpersonlol on Sun, 06/03/2007 - 02:55

I am sorry if I post this in the wrong section but here is my situation.
I parked in a company's parking lot which had a water run off but it rained so much that it over flowed and my cars interior got ruined and possible problems with the engine (the exhaust smelled like gas). I talked to a manager and he said he is going to get an estimate for his car and turn it into the company's insurance because his car also got flooded. But the situation is I dont have insurance so will I be able to make a claim without having insurance?

Posted: 03 Jun 2007 04:58 Post Subject:

As per my knowledge if your car got ruined from any natural disaster then you will not get any claim amount from insurance company.

So I think your friend will not get any benefit from insurance company he need to spend the amount from his own pocket.

Posted: 03 Jun 2007 12:23 Post Subject:

Aaah Thankyou Cyrus, Ill keep checking in here if anyone else has any input.

Posted: 03 Jun 2007 03:10 Post Subject:

In order for you to collect from someone elses insurance in a situation like this, they would need to be negligent in some way. As cyrus mentioned, it rains and this does not mean someone else is responsible. About the only way I can see them being responsible is if the parking lot has a design flaw or defect that does not allow a normal amount of rain to drain effectively.

I once parked my car on the side of a city street during a huge rain storm. I got back and the car was flooded. It would not shift out of 2nd gear. I paid about $1000 to have it repaired. I did not even think about filing a claim under my own policy. I was working for a Property & Casualty company at the time. I'd think I'd have been smart enough to know it was a covered loss. :lol:

Posted: 03 Jun 2007 11:58 Post Subject:

Ouch that is no good. Well I always say it never hurts to ask..but here is a better question for you....why do you not have car insurance.??? That you should have so that you are protected and the others on the road as well. You can get cheap coverage...I would advise in purchasing an auto policy my friend especially if you own a car.

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