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I left my emergency brake off and my driverless car rolled down the driveway and across the street, into my neighbor's tree. Will my car insurance pay for the damage to my car and what about the damage to the tree?

Last updated: Nov. 3, 2011

By , Insure.com

car rolled into neighbor's tree

Again, it’s your own fault, isn’t it? But auto insurance companies generally pay under such circumstances, says Snyder.

Ward notes that in most cases your policy "will pay for the damages less your deductible.” He also says it would cover damage for the tree under your physical damage liability, up to the limit of the policy.

 

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