Who is liable for rock chip damage to your windshield?
“With summer vacations well underway, families are spending a lot of time on the road.
As a result, the chances of getting a chipped or cracked windshield tends to escalate.
But who’s responsible for fixing it? You? Or the driver who caused it?
“For the most part, if it’s on the ground and it gets kicked up, there’s really nothing we can do,” explains James Humiston, a MHP Trooper
For the Montana Highway Patrol, the incident has been nicknamed the, “Act of God,” because there isn’t any other way to put it.”
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The article does mention that there is one instance where restitution could be sought. In certain circumstances, a vehicle due to its size might be required to have mud flaps. If damage occurs due to the neglect of this law, then you might have a case. Otherwise, the “Act of God” clause most likely still applies.
If your windshield has a rock chip, call Advantage Auto Glass at 612-343-8984. We’ll have your chip filled in short order. We even offer mobile repair to residents in the twin cities area!