5 Steps When Filing An Insurance Claim
Follow these 5 steps to avoid any setbacks when you file a claim with your insurance company.
1. KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
You DO NOT have to visit your insurance company’s drive thru claims center. All you have to do is file a claim via telephone and your shop will take it from there.
2. CHOOSE YOUR SHOP
You can send your car to the shop of your choice. Don’t let your insurance company tell you where to take your car. You pay them, you make the choice.
3. ONE ESTIMATE IS OKAY
You DO NOT need to get more than one estimate, no matter what your insurance company tells you.
4. LET US HANDLE IT FOR YOU
Most reputable shops will help you file your claim and set you up with a loaner vehicle for the duration of your repair.
5. PRIORITIZE SELF-CARE
Your accident happened a little while ago but your body may just now start hurting. Be kind to yourself. Whiplash often presents days or weeks after a crash.
Consider massage or chiropractic care to support your body. Most chiropractors accept car insurance and you can get a series of treatments for free. Therapy and relaxation are just as important to address the fear and anxiety related to the crash.