do you do when you are in an auto accident? Here are some helpful
tips of how to make sure you and your car and taken care of:
the name, driver's license number, vehicle license, insurance
information, witness name and number, and note location, time
the shop of your choice and have them set up a tow or appointment
to get your vehicle in the shop. If you need alternative transportation
and have rental coverage or the other party's insurance is paying
the bill, ask the shop to set up the rental for you.
the insurance company responsible and let them know where the
vehicle is and/or where it is going and ask for a claim number.
If the insurance company wants to examine your vehicle at your
house or in their drive-in claim center, you have the choice
of doing this, or if it is inconvenient, inform the insurance
company that you are dropping the vehicle at the shop of your
choice and they can see the vehicle there.
you are the insured, ask if you have rental coverage. If you
are the third party claimant and need transportation, inform
the insurance company that the shop is setting up the rental.
the shop and give them the claim number.
this point on, the shop will negotiate on your behalf to insure
that your vehicle will be returned to pre-loss condition.