Make the Right Decisions During Your Repair Process
Dealing with a car insurance company after being participant of an accident may be a time-consuming hassle. Remain calm and look through the following tips if you ever get involved in an accident.
- Report the accident as soon as possible to your insurance company, even if the accident was not your fault.
- If the accident is not your fault, let your insurance company know that you intend to pursue the other person’s insurance as required by your policy.
- Inform the other person’s insurance company you would like them to pay for your damage to your vehicle.
- The insurance company that has the responsibility to pay for the repairs will inform you the exact procedure to be followed to have your vehicle repaired.
- The insurance company representative may suggest several body shops that will perform the repair immediately. They will only recommend certain body shops in the area that have been around for years. They usually won’t suggest small business owners because they believe small shops that are privately owned aren’t credible and don’t do very good work.
- Do not be concerned about the statements insurance companies make. Every reputable body shop provides a lifetime guarantee on their work.
- Starting the work immediately will not likely change the date your vehicle will be ready for you and the scheduling of the repair is up to the body shop doing the repair.