Claim Items Needed

Auto Claim Instructions

1. Contact police.

2. Obtain information about other people involved in the accident or anyone who may have witnessed the accident.

• Name

• Address

• Phone number

• Insurance carrier

• Policy number

• Etc.

3. Take photos of the accident site, if possible.

4. Get 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 claim adjuster will review the estimate and may send an appraiser to see the vehicle.

7. The claims adjuster will deal directly with the claimant or his/her attorney. Do not deal with the claimant yourself. Please refer all inquiries to Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc.

8. Expect to be contacted by the claims adjuster within two working days. Please call Beimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc. if you have not been contacted within that timeframe.

• If the damage significantly affects your continuing operations, we will request that the insurance carrier expedites your claim.

• Please let us know immediately if your circumstances change and this loss will have a greater impact on your business than originally anticipated.

Property Claim Instructions

1. Protect property from further damage.

• Cover the property if it is exposed to the elements.

• Make temporary repairs, if reasonable and necessary, to protect the property from further damage.

• Maintain a record of all expenses incurred.

• Separate damaged from an undamaged personal property.

2. Take photos of damage (if possible).

3. Prepare an inventory of damaged person property.

• List quantity, description, and value.

• Attach bills, receipts, estimates, and related documents.

4. Retain damaged property until a claims adjuster approves its disposal (unless a danger to safety exists).

• The adjuster may need to inspect the property.

• The insurance company may be able to salvage the damaged property.

5. Notify police in the case of theft.

6. Expect to be contacted by the claims adjuster within two working days. Please callBeimdiek Insurance Agency, Inc. if you have not been contacted within that timeframe.

• If the damage significantly affects your continuing operations, we will request that the insurance carrier expedites your claim.

• Please let us know immediately if your circumstances change and this loss will have a greater impact on your business than originally anticipated.

7. Be prepared to provide additional information as requested by the claims adjuster.