Filing a commercial insurance claim can seem overwhelming, especially if you’ve never filed one. However, the process typically goes pretty smoothly in most cases, and you have nothing to be nervous about. Here is a quick overview of what to expect after filing a commercial insurance claim.
Wait to Hear from Your Assigned Adjuster
Immediately after you file a commercial insurance claim, your insurance agency will assign an adjuster to your case. The adjuster’s job is to determine who was at fault for the accident (if your claim involves a car accident) or incident. You will be asked questions about what happened to cause the damage, and all you have to do is answer honestly. Your adjuster will need to see the actual damage to warrant a visit. Photos may be requested instead of a visit, depending on the situation and the type of damage.
Wait for the Determination
Once you’ve finished answering all the adjuster’s questions and they have finished with the investigation, which should take about a week in most simple cases, you can move to the next step. However, in more complicated cases, your adjuster may need additional time, and things could be extended for a few months. Payouts will be made when the investigation is over, and you can begin repairing your vehicle or whatever else was damaged.
As you can see, the process for many commercial insurance claims is pretty straightforward in most cases. If you live in the Clarkston, MI area and are looking for a new insurance company for your business, why not call us at The Ryan Insurance Agency? One of our friendly and licensed insurance agents will be more than happy to provide a quote and assist you with starting your new policy.