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For all the talk of accident forgiveness, it seems clear that many car insurance companies are still going to make you pay if you file a claim.
A study from InsuranceQuotes and Quadrant Information Services found a single $2,000 claim increases auto insurance premiums an average of 41.81 percent nationwide. However, the financial damage is even worse if you live in some states.
Using premium data from the National Association of Insurance Commissioners, here’s how much a car insurance claim will cost you in every state and the District of Columbia, according to InsuranceQuotes: