How do I make a claim on my car insurance after an accident?

I was in an accident a few days ago and was lost when making a claim on my insurance. How do I do it better next time?

Answer
We get it. Making a car insurance claim can be a confusing process if you haven’t done it before. If you get into another accident and want to make sure your claim goes smoothly, you’ll need to:
  • Make sure everyone around you is safe
  • Take photos of the accident and note any damage
  • Exchange insurance information with the other driver(s)
  • Alert the police and/or file a police report
  • Call your insurance company
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Matthew Macgugan
Answered on Oct 22, 2021
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