WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 2012
We are all excellent drivers and pay our auto insurance on time and diligently. However, accidents do happen! Many clients do not think about "what do I do when I have a claim." Here are some basic helpful hints to keep in mind on how to report a claim and what to do.
First, take a deep breath and try to relax. Check to make sure you and your passengers are all right.
Second, dial 911 if anyone is injured.
Third, gather as much information as possible from the other drivers involved. Things like name, address, multiple telephone numbers, Insurance Company and policy number, year, make and medel of vehicle and license plate. You can always have not enough information but never too much information so don't be afraid to ask!
Fourth, move your vehicle only if its position creates a dangerous situation for you or others or if instructed by police.
Fifth, don't leave the scene of the accident until all matters have been resolved.
Sixth, while you are waiting, contact your insurance company to begin the claims process.
Seventh, if your vehicle cannot be driven, remove any valuables, including your registration and proof of insurance and record the name of the towing company and location where the vehicle is towed.
Many of our carriers at Anderson Insurance Brokers have direct repair shop programs. Companies like Travelers Insurance, AAA Insurance, Progressive Insurance, Hanover Insurance, Infinity Insurance, and Foremost Insurance. You can contact them 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
If you need a quote on excellent A+ rated coverage, please give us a call at #630-681-8000, #773-588-3500 or toll free at #866-681-8700.
We have coverages for Illinois including Wheaton, Chicago, Glen Ellyn, LIsle, Scaumburg, Downers Grove, Lisle, Lombard, Addison, Arlington Heights, Oak Park, Cicero, Collinsville, Belleville, fairmont City, Edwardsville, and any other city in Illinois.
We also write in Wisconsin including Lake Geneva, Kenosha, Racine, Beloit, Janesville, Walworth, Pleasant Prairie, and Madison.
Lastly, we are an excellent market for Indiana including Hammond, Munster, Highland, Gary, Portage, Hobart and Merrillville.
Posted 1:35 PM
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