After an accident, you’re without a vehicle, you may have been injured and you need to schedule repairs. Insurance claims are the last thing on your mind, but it’s essential that you file your claim properly so you can get the funds needed to repair your vehicle. Not sure how to file an auto insurance claim? Main Auto Body, Inc. offers a quick guide to simplify the process.
Call Your Insurance Company ASAP
After you’ve taken the necessary precautions to make sure no one is seriously injured and contacted the police to file an accident report, your next step should be a call to your insurance company. It’s essential that you inform them of the collision, even if it wasn’t your fault. This way, you can receive the compensation and other benefits that are part of your policy.
A representative will confirm if towing and/or a rental vehicle are covered by your policy. They can also tell you where to take your car – some policies may require you to use an auto body shop named by your insurance provider. Even if your car can be driven and damage seems minimal, you should have it checked out. Structural damage may go unseen, but can have serious consequences.
Speak to a Claims Specialist
After you file a claim with your insurance company, you will be assigned to a claims specialist. They will answer your questions, investigate the circumstances of the accident and work with third parties on your behalf. Most importantly, they will approve the estimate provided by the repair shop to fix your car.
This is why it’s so important to choose an auto body shop that offers support through the auto insurance claim process. At Main Auto Body, Inc., our team will handle every step of your insurance claim from start to finish. We provide fair, detailed estimates for all repairs and will work with your claims specialist to ensure that repairs are completed properly by highly trained technicians. We’ll even provide a loaner car if your insurance policy doesn’t include rental coverage, so you can stay on top of your busy schedule.
Start Your Auto Insurance Claim Today
No one wants to file an auto insurance claim, but Main Auto Body, Inc. helps customers make the process as easy as possible. Contact one of our nine locations today to learn more about our collision repair services and insurance claims support. Our experienced team of I-Car Gold certified technicians can restore your vehicle and guide you through the insurance claim to get you back on the road right away.