Prevent additional damage
After Hours Claims Support
In the event of an auto accident, it is imperative that you take any action needed to save the lives of those involved and take “reasonable steps needed to save your auto from further damage.” Contact the police if the accident is: (1) the result of criminal activity; (2) if there is bodily injury; (3) if any of the vehicles have to be towed; or (4) if a driver is impaired or does not possess a valid driver’s licence or plate.
If you’ve experienced damage to your property, it is your responsibility to take steps right away to prevent further damage and to keep your property safe by covering or boarding up windows, securing broken doors, etc. Do not dispose of damaged items, before an adjuster has assessed them and your loss. If your loss is due to criminal activity, report to the police immediately.