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The Steps That One Should Take To File A Car Accident Claim

One must first report the accident to the insurance agent or insurer. One must the agent or insurer the driver of the car at the time of the accident, time that the accident took place, the location of the accident, the extent of the damage, some information about how the accident happened, the name of the other driver involved in the accident, insurance information of the other driver, and other people who are involved in the accident.

To determine the extent of damage, photos taken at the scene of the accident will be used by an insurance adjuster.

A claim number will be issued to a person and they need to remember the number. A person needs to file a police report at the scene of the accident if this is possible. It is allowed for a person to file a police report at a police station if filing the report was not done at the scene of the accident.

It is the work of an insurance adjuster to gather more information about a case after an accident. If there were any witnesses to an accident, an insurance adjuster may want to know this information so that they can investigate the accident.

Inspection of the extent of damage to a car will be carried out by an insurance adjuster or they may send someone to a repair shop for inspection. It is the job of an insurance adjuster to determine who is at fault in a claims case. There are instances where both parties can be at fault.

Insurance companies may come together to get a settlement when insurance adjusters can’t agree who is at fault. It is the work of an insurance company to represent a client in court when they are at fault. Sometimes the insurance companies of the drivers who are at fault may refuse to pay compensation and one may need to hire a lawyer to represent them especially if they got injuries and need medical attention.

When one has medical bills they may need speedy compensation to cover the bills, but if the insurance company is delaying one may get a lawyer to take the party at fault to court. An insurance client who has been involved in an accident can get their car repaired at a repair shop of their own choosing.

One can also use the suggested repair shops that an insurance company recommends. The approval of additional repairs is fast when using a suggested repair shop by the insurance company.
After carrying out the inspection and checking the policy, one may get a partial payment for their claim. The next step is the authorization of a final payment and a person is supposed to sign a release to show that they have accepted payment.

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