How do you check insurance claims on a car?

I got in a fender bender a couple of days ago when leaving my neighborhood. How do I check the progress of my insurance claim?

Answer
Sorry to hear about your fender bender. Depending on your car insurance, the easiest way to check your progress could be to call an agent directly or log in to your account online. Give the claim number assigned to you when you filed the claim to check your claim status.
Generally, the time it takes to resolve a claim will depend on the extent of the damage. While fender benders might not compare to a major accident, the damage to your car might be more expensive than it looks.
Your insurance company might be taking a longer time because they are waiting to hear back from mechanics who are estimating repair costs, for example.
Getting in an accident can cause your insurance rates to rise once you renew your policy, so now’s a good time to shop around for insurance quotes to see if switching providers could save you money.
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Lauren Smith
Answered on Nov 10, 2021
Lauren has written for World Nomads, the Matador Network, Korvia Consulting, and once upon a time Three Fates Games. She graduated from Columbia College of Chicago with a BFA in Creative Writing. After graduating, she moved overseas and lived in South Korea where she spent her free time traveling and going on road trips with friends. She misses the rest stop potatoes and is trying to figure out how to recreate them at home. She's now based outside of Chicago and when she's not writing she spends her free time reading, playing video games, and exploring whenever she can.
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