Why do I have to report a claim right away?

Woman with Car Trouble on Her Cell PhoneWhen accidents happen, it’s important to file a claim in a prompt and timely matter. In order to recoup your losses quickly—you have to make sure to file your insurance claim to your agency as soon as possible. Nobody likes to file a claim, but it is a necessary objective after an accident.

So why is prompt reporting necessary?

Well, for starters, prompt reporting gives claims professionals the opportunity to offer you suggestions that may help reduce your loss. It also allows for an immediate investigation to take place and this may help claims professionals seek reimbursement for your deductible when somebody else is at fault. When an investigation is immediate, the chances are higher that evidence can be examined before it is destroyed.

Early notice of an insurance claim not only benefits your insurance company, but more importantly, it benefits YOU. By giving prompt notification, your repairs will be done sooner. It will also help reduce your anxiety and serve as a source of information. By reporting early you can help ensure that all of the benefits of your policy are available to you. Reporting a loss sooner rather than later also means your claims professional will be able to help you control expenses that may exceed your policy coverage’s.

Simply said, prompt notice for a claim benefits both you and your insurance company. Investigation will help get all of the details correct so that you are saving both time and money.

If you find yourself in an accident, make sure to give your agent here at Community Insurance & Associates a call in a timely matter. We will assist you with the claim reporting process and work with your insurance company to make sure you are helped through every step of the process.

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