If you get in a car accident, you can file a claim with Allstate. Here’s everything you need to know about filing a car accident with Allstate.
Allstate is an insurance company that assists customers who get into car accidents. Allstate can reimburse the repair of your vehicle.
What is Allstate?
Allstate is an insurance company that aids auto, home, business, and life protection. Allstate provides coverage and claims for those in need of insurance. Allstate’s services are linked on their website: https://www.allstate.com/. You can get a quote by filling out a form on their website if you need insurance. You can create an account through Allstate to create a smoother process for filing and tracking claims.
Steps to Filing a Car Accident Claim with Allstate
Follow these steps immediately following a car accident:
1. Call the police to report the accident.
If your physical safety is at risk or you are injured, you should leave the scene of the accident to get help. You must report the accident to the police before you leave the scene of the accident if you are physically able to.
2. Gather details about the accident on the scene.
You should gather all of the information you will need to file for a claim with Allstate before you leave the scene of the accident. Here is the information you need to gather before leaving the scene of an accident:
- Location of the accident
- Date and time the accident occurred
- Name, phone number, and home address of the other driver/s
- License plate number and state of the other car/s
- Driver’s license number and state of the other driver/s
- Insurance company and policy number
- Name and phone number of the witness (if applicable)
3. Report the car accident to Allstate.
You can call 1-800-ALLSTATE or file a claim through their website. You can log in to your Allstate account or create an Allstate account before filing your car accident claim to file and track your claim.
4. Track your claim’s progress.
After you have filed for a car accident claim through Allstate, you can track your claim’s progress through your account on the Allstate website.
5. Get a Damage Evaluation.
Allstate will assess your car’s damage and give you an estimated cost and repair options available.
6. Get Your Car Repaired.
After reviewing the estimate and repair options from Allstate, you can choose where to get your car repaired. If you cannot find a shop on your own, you can find one through the Allstate Good Hands Repair Network.
7. Receive Your Claim Settlement.
Once your car accident claim has been completed by Allstate, you will receive your reimbursement. In some cases, Allstate will pay your claim to the repair shop directly.
Related: How to File a Car Accident Claim
Car Insurance Laws
Car insurance is required in almost every state in case you get into a car accident. If you do not have car insurance in a state where is it required, you could be violating state laws. In most states that require car insurance, the type of required coverage is Bodily Injury and Property Damage Liability. In states that do not require you to have car insurance, they may require you to prove other financial assets or prove other forms of insurance. Review your state laws on car insurance to ensure you are following the law and are protected by insurance if you need it.
FAQs About Filing a Car Accident Claim with Allstate
Can I file a car accident claim with Allstate if I totaled my car?
Yes, you can file a car accident claim with Allstate no matter how small or severe the accident was.
What if I am hurt and cannot report the car accident while I am on the scene?
If you are hurt as a result of a car accident, getting medical attention should be your priority. You can file for a claim after you are healed.
Is there a certain time I have to file for a claim with Allstate after I get in an accident?
If you have all of the information about the car accident, you can file a claim with Allstate at any point after the accident occurred.
If you or a loved one would like to learn more about how to file a car accident claim with Allstate, get your free consultation with one of our qualified attorneys in California today!