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Progressive Insurance Claims
Progressive Insurance Claims
Progressive Insurance Company handles third party claimants just like other major auto insurance providers. They are more interested in paying you as little as possible irrespective of the severity of your injuries or other damages. The company is interested in making profits not losing money by paying you compensation. You need to contact a resourceful attorney that has experience handling tactics insurance companies use to pay claimants as little as possible.
Filing A Claim With Progressive
You will need a police report in hand when filing a claim with progressive over the phone or on their website or when using their app. Filing using their online claim system allows you to check the status of your claim at any time. You can also upload documents, see documents, talk to agents and look at other claim options when you file a claim online.
Texas is an at-fault state which means that you can file a claim with Progressive if you were hit by a Progressive policy-holder. The amount you get from progressive can be used to pay for medical expenses, car repair and other damages related to your car accident. Expect them to make the claims process harder if your claim involves significant medical expenses. Follow the insurance company’s claims procedures if the accident only led to damage to your vehicle. You should get a second opinion on the cost for fixing your car before you file.
You can also file a claim by calling Progressive. They will ask certain questions then later at the end of the business day, a claims representative will contact you. However, you should expect some delay because they will try to make it difficult for you to receive the compensation you deserve.
Steps to Take After Your Accident
The steps you take after an accident can help you recover fair compensation for damages you incurred in your accident. These steps include:
- Only sign documents given to you by the police or other law enforcement
- Keep the police report even if you were involved in a minor accident
- Document all injuries and ensure they all get treated
- Only share your opinions about the accident with your lawyer
- Let your insurance company know that you were involved in a car accident
- Make notes about what happened when the events are still fresh in your mind
You are actually collecting evidence that will help your lawyer build a solid case on your behalf when you take the above steps. It becomes much harder for an insurance company to deny your claims when you have the evidence to prove you are eligible for compensation.
The Cost Of Your Damages
An experienced car accident lawyer can review your case and help you estimate the cost of your damages. Your lawyer will take into account all losses whether they are minor or significant to ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve. People who pursue compensation without consulting a lawyer are more likely to request less than they deserve from Progressive. The company will gladly pay you the amount you request even when they know you have left out other losses.