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Should I Involve My Insurance Provider in My Accident?

Should I Involve My Insurance Provider in My Accident?

Posted By The Weinstein Firm, LLC || 30-Sep-2015

Getting into a car accident is stressful, especially if you don’t know what to do. Sometimes it can be unclear about whether or not you should involve your car insurance company or not. There can be negative financial consequences that occur when you report an accident, even if you decide to pay for the damages yourself. Our Atlanta car accident attorneys at The Weinstein Firm, LLC help explain when you should involve your insurers and what you can expect in the process.

Should You Report That?

The fact is, yes, you are contractually obligated to report accidents to your insurance company. But, there is no follow through with that obligation. For instance, a police officer that took an accident report will not check to make sure you reported your accident. It is your own responsibility to do so. It may seem like a waste of time and energy to notify your insurance about a little fender bender, but in the long run you could be thankful you did it. Notifying your insurance provider about an accident can help protect you financially.

When You Need to Get Your Insurance Involved

There are certain situations in which you should always inform your insurer of an accident.

You should contact your car insurance company if:

  • Your accident involves injuries. Even with minor ones, it is in your best interest to inform your insurance company. Small injuries can turn into serious or fatal injuries.
  • The other driver is at fault. Doing this can protect you financially in the long run. If you can prove that the accident was not your fault, many insurance providers will refund you.

If you have been in a car accident and are struggling to get the coverage you need from your insurance company, contact our Atlanta auto accident lawyers at The Weinstein Firm, LLC in a free case consultation!

Categories: Auto Accidents