You want to know to go get your car repaired or replaced after an accident and the responsible party.
This depends on the following:
Collision Repair Costs Versus Value of Your Car:
After confirming the responsible party and insurance carrier, it is up to the insurer to pay damages up to the vehicle's value. After you've received a repair estimate, and repair costs will exceed the value of your car. The insurer will declare your vehicle a total loss, and pay you the market value and take possession of your car.
If You Were at Fault...
You would either have to pay the damage yourself or make a claim against your own policy's collision coverage. However, if the damage is minor, it would be beneficial not to make a claim on your own policy, which may raise your car insurance premium.
Other Driver's Fault...
Suppose the other driver was at fault; you would want to file a claim with the other driver's insurance company (assuming they have liability property damage or other relevant coverage) to get your car repaired or replaced. Ask a licensed appraiser for tips and advice on how to proceed with the process.
Get the Repair Costs Paid by the Insurer:
Despite whose insurance company is responsible for paying your repair costs, you first have to claim by reporting the accident. The next step is getting the car inspected by your auto collision shop of choice. If the vehicle is not drivable, the insurance agent will inspect the vehicle at the location. Then, the insurer will generate a written estimate of damages to have repaired by a facility of your choice. The collision repair facility will handle the rest and further costs with the insurance company directly. Your car, your choice.
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Here are some tips if you are involved in an accident or fender bender:
If it’s a serious wreck, call 911. Even if the damage does not seem significant, we recommend calling the police department for claim and insurance purposes. Make sure everyone is okay, then if it is safe, move your vehicle out of the way of traffic. Exchange information with the other driver, full name, phone number and insurance details. Take photos and document the locations, road condition, and any details relevant to the scene of the accident.
If the other driver refuses to stop and you are unable to receive any information, try to remember the vehicle color, make, and model and details from the scene to report to the police. If you have questions on how to handle the accident or claim information, please call us today.
Our services include assisting in third party negations in handling the loss, this includes diminished values, comparative negligence, A/C/V evaluations, Liability perspective, Locus reports, right to appraisal clause, and depreciation and betterment reimbursements, and upon request, we are independent insurance appraisers. We have State of Connecticut licensed Auto Physical damage appraisers on staff. We can assist in the claims process.