Winter driving conditions can often mean more car accidents. If you have MAIF insurance and are involved in a car accident, let us know right away so we can take care of you as soon as possible.
If you happen to be involved in an accident here are some tips to help:
Call the local police: even in minor accidents, notifying the local police is important. The police report created will help in the processing of your insurance claim.
Don’t discuss or admit fault at the scene: police who respond and the insurance parties involved will determine fault.
Exchange information: be sure to leave the scene with the appropriate contact and insurance information from all parties involved- this is usually part of any police report issued as well. It is important to get contact information from any witnesses if applicable.
Document the scene: taking pictures of damage to all vehicles and the surroundings with a smartphone can be helpful- DO NOT photograph license plates or people at the scene, including anyone involved in the accident.
Contact MAIF to report the accident.
Following these steps will ensure that your claim is handled properly and promptly!
More importantly, remember to reduce your speed and allow longer drive times in bad weather- safe driving can save you money!