The number of drivers on Canadian roads is now around 8 million and rising every day, which means more and more opportunities for accidents and injuries. If you are involved in an accident, one of the most important things to do afterward is file an auto claim.
1. Contact the police
2. Obtain information
Obtain information about other people involved in the accident or anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
- Phone number
- Insurance carrier
- Policy number
3. Take photos of the accident site, if possible.
4. Have the vehicle towed to a repair facility if it cannot be driven.
5. If the vehicle is drivable, obtain an estimate for repair.
6. The claims adjuster will review the estimate and may send an appraiser to see the vehicle.
7. The claims adjuster will deal directly with the claimant .
8. Expect to be contacted by the claims adjuster within two business days.
Claims can be reported by calling Prairie Villa Insurance or by calling your insurance company directly if the accident occurs after business hours or on weekends.
A list phone numbers for our insurance companies claims departments can be located on our website: www. prairievilla.com/claims
According to research done by Alberta Transportation, a distracted driver is three times more likely to get into an accident then someone paying close attention to the road. Even more startling, 4 million crashes each year in North America are a result of driver distraction. Using mobile devices to call, text or email is a leading cause of distracted driving and one of the most preventable. So the next time you get a text or phone call while driving, ignore it! It could mean one less auto claim you’ll have to file