When you go shopping and you leave your car in a parking lot, you run the risk of someone hitting it with a car door or cart. It may also be hit by another vehicle. If you come back to your vehicle and notice that it has been hit or damaged in any way there are certain steps you need to take in order to report your claim. The agents of Acme Insurance Brokerage serve residents who live in Amityville, NY and the surrounding communities. They can assist you in getting your car fixed and possibly finding the person who hit your vehicle and left the scene.
Notify the Police
If the damage is extensive, your first step should always be to notify the police and fill out a report. The police can get access to any videotape footage from surrounding stores to try and figure out what exactly happened. If they are able to identify the person driving the car, they may be charged with leaving the scene of an accident.
Document the Scene
The next step is to document the scene. This can be done in two ways. First, take notes and write down as much information as you can remember. Use your cellphone to take as many photographs as possible. Take them from all different angles so you have a good vantage point.
Call Your Insurance Agent
Call your insurance agent. The agents at Acme Insurance Brokerage can help you file and process your claim. If you live in Amityville, NY, call one of the agents to find out what you should do if you ever find your car damaged in a public parking lot.