If you get into a car crash, it can be devastating for both you and your vehicle. We know it can be a stressful thing to deal with, and with 127,056 vehicle accidents in Arizona in 2018, it’s not a rare occurrence. We’ve put some advice together to help you make this difficult task a little less difficult.
Repair Your Car
Your car is most likely damaged, so looking for an auto body repair, Tuscon is something you will need to prioritize after an accident. Going without your vehicle for any length of time is going to make life ten times harder, so getting this sorted as quickly as possible is the best way to keep daily life going on as normal. You can get a free estimate on the cost (with direct billing to your insurance) and assistance with rental cars whilst your car is getting some TLC, meaning you won’t be stranded without a vehicle and will get your good old car back as good as new.
Information You Need To Know
You also need to make sure you have a collection of all the information you need to know in order to make a claim – this is very important, as without it, your claim could be hindered or even denied. You need all the information about the crash – best to collect a car accident form from your local DMV or police station. Make a list of all the information you can recall from the accident – date, time, address, what actually happened, etc. You also need the information about the driver – their name, address and phone number as a minimum, as well as their insurance company name and policy number. You also need information about the vehicle you collided with, if applicable – the description (make, model, year), registration information and license plate number. If you took any photos at the scene of the accident, these will come in very useful and you should give them to your insurance company.
File A Claim
You will then need to file a car accident claim with your insurance agent – they should walk you through how to do this, and they may even have an app or website to make this easier for you. The only thing you should do is collect all the facts from the accident – do not communicate with the other party wherever possible, and get your insurance company to handle the matter. Never admit responsibility; most insurance companies have a clause stating you must not admit responsibility, and doing this will jeopardize your chance of getting any sort of claim. It’s also important to make sure you’re aware of the specific laws Arizona has relating to car accidents. All of this is to make sure you’re protecting yourself – at the end of the day, you do not know the other person you’re dealing with, so it’s important to stay safe and make sure you secure your chance of getting paid a claim.
Even though a car accident can be a horrific time for anyone, hopefully, this article will help you move past it, and adjust back to everyday life.