It can be emotionally trying to find that your car has been broken into by thieves who smashed the door windows. In such a case, you will need to arrange for glass replacement right away. Ryan Pfeil of the Mail Tribune in Medford, OR reported that many residents found that out the hard way over the MLK Day holiday weekend.
The issue of smashed car windows is quite a thorny subject for residents of Washington State. Some personal injury lawyers often recommend filing civil claims or pressing criminal charges against suspects caught on camera breaking into their vehicles. On the other hand, people who see unattended children or pets inside vehicles at a public place in the middle of the day might be less inclined to break in and save them lest they be sued for damage to personal property. In any case, you can still do something about smashed car windows by calling for help from Seattle auto glass repair experts, like the team at Bullseye Auto Glass.
A full recollection of the circumstances behind the incident will be vital to determining the extent of the damage. This may include taking pictures of the damaged glass panel as you saw it, which will aid your auto glass repair team and the police with reconstructing the crime scene. Officials said the six auto break-ins reported that weekend showed vehicles with at least one window suffering cracks or total breakage.
A good solution to a break-in at an open location like, say, a parking lot is to have the vehicle towed first to an auto glass repair shop. The repair crew will have to disassemble the door and strip the spent panel for the replacement.
Damage to windows, especially from acts of vandalism, fall under a comprehensive coverage insurance policy, according to the DMV. Ensure that your car has ample coverage to help lower your expenses. Companies that know how to repair auto glass in Seattle, such as Bullseye, will facilitate the filing of insurance claims.
Smashed car windows often signify a danger being too close for comfort. Take your vehicle off the road and have those windows repaired.
(Source: Several car windows smashed during break-ins, Mail Tribune, 20 January 2015)