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Every year billions of dollars are attributed to weather-related losses. The violent phenomena that cause havoc one year might not have as much of an impact the next, making it difficult to anticipate weather-related fluctuation of claims volume. Over the last several years we’ve seen the average costs of comprehensive losses increase steadily.  Erratic weather patterns are usually to blame for the large increases in comprehensive losses. Many of the major storms in the last few years have involved significant flooding, hail and strong winds, where vehicle owners are given little warning to move their vehicles to a safer location. This past spring, severe weather made a significant impact on claims costs and frequency.

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