The Storm Aftermath: What to do Next
Thursday, Apr 29 2021
Natural disasters happen. It never happens at a convenient time, however, and it does not consider your busy schedule. It’s also important to note that there will be others affected as well, so be prepared for a potential backup of claims and longer wait times.
So, what are the steps you need to take after a natural disaster?
- Contact your insurance provider and file a claim as soon as possible. The wait will most likely be long but getting on the list first is imperative to getting back to life faster.
- Take pictures and videos. Most providers will tell you to get good pictures right after the disaster to paint an accurate picture of the damage.
- Try to get the adjuster scheduled to come out as soon as they have availability and request an estimate report for your records.
- If your vehicle is financed through us and you have GAP insurance, make sure to make a claim so you can get reimbursed for your deductible.
Also, make sure you do your homework to ensure you are using a reputable company to make your repairs. Check to see if they are accredited by the Better Business Bureau or BBB and check out their reviews online as well.
Remember that scammers will try to take advantage of any disaster and to be on the lookout. Never give out your personal information or account or debit card information over the phone without verifying your identity. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance in any way!
We wish you the best of luck and sincerely hope you can get back to normal soon.