Quick guide for insurance claims

Before other things, we must first understand what insurance claims. In this way we can better appreciate the entire procedure and it only becomes easy to go through because we already know what step by step must be done, with respect to the whole process.

Claims are when you ask the insurance company to compensate for you for the damage you have maintained after a car accident, or when you ask the insurance company to represent you or intervene in your behalf when you are responsible for damage.

You pay a lot of money for your car insurance, making it reasonable that if you are involved in an accident, you will want to file a claim. Depending on whether the accident is responsible, or not responsible, and the type of damage, your insurance company will be able to provide coverage based on the type of car insurance protection that you have.

Claims can be paid from comprehensive coverage, collision coverage, or minimum car insurance requirements section, such as responsibility. Claims can also be paid from some parts of your policy depending on the state of your car accident.

If you are wondering whether your collision claims will be more difficult to bear rather than the accident itself, the good news is that the claims are usually quite simple. By following a systematic approach and recording what has happened, you can collect all the information you need. The following guidelines will help you ensure the process runs smoothly.

On the crash scene

One of the best ways to speed up the entire claim process is to start to the right start, and it starts at the accident scene itself. The more information and evidence you can collect there, the better.

This is what must be obtained:

Personal Data: Try to get basic personal information from everyone on the scene. That includes all other drivers, passengers, and observers. Get their name, telephone number and address and email address. Whatever will make it easier to find it later. If you have time, take notes about what every witness is seen and heard. Pass all this information along with your claim adjuster, but make sure to save your own copy.

Information insurance: This is very important. Be sure to exchange insurance information with all vehicle drivers involved in the accident. This might be the first thing to ask your adjusters.
Image: Take a lot of photo scenes. If you can get a picture before the vehicle is moved out of the road, great, but don’t make a dangerous situation just to take it. Definitely take photos of all the damage to your car, every other vehicle is involved, and whatever. Take some pictures of accident locations too. Some different angles always help. Take pictures of the parties involved and all witnesses, if you can. And, finally, take photos of the insurance card each party.
Law enforcement: Always call the police after an accident. They may or may not be able to respond, but always worth trying. When they arrive, make sure to get the name of the officer. They will collect their own information and take interviews for their reports, and instruct you on how to get a copy of the report after being written. Hold on whatever documents they give to you and continue copies to your adjuster.

Contact your insurance company as soon as possible

I am sure you have heard the saying, “Most of the crime was solved in the first 48 hours after the incident.” That’s because the crime scene remains intact and the details are still fresh in the minds of witnesses. It’s like that with an automatic accident. We don’t talk about evil here (I hope), but the idea is still functioning. The faster you contact your insurance company, the easier it is for them to make the questions they need to get the most accurate data. It’s not a bad idea to call them from an accident, if possible.

Be cooperative and fast

Most small accidents are relatively simple to handle your adjuster. He has done it hundreds of times. That does not mean that claims cannot be held by some evidence or information that is lost.

If your adjusters call you and leave a message to call him back, do it as soon as possible. Good communication between insurance companies and the plaintiff is very important. Plus, it’s hard to complain about slow processing if you hold it.


This rule is clear, but not everyone follows him. Humans want to avoid pain, and admit that you are guilty of accidents you can be very painful. But if you are wrong, don’t try to get out of it by lying. First of all, the insurance adjuster has a lot of experience with accidents and fiber.

They are really good about finding out what really happens and it can be very bad for you if you are less than coming with facts. Remember “Double Compensation”? Insurance fraud is preferred and can be charged more money than a premium increase that will most likely get by recognizing mistakes.

And if you are looking for a quick conclusion with the claim process, being dishonestly will definitely slow it down, and sometimes bring it to termination.

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