VEHICLE DAMAGE REPORT
There are quite a few things you should take into consideration when filing a damage claim. To ensure that you do the right things at the scene, check out the:
“Hit and Run” is a serious criminal offence. If you leave the scene of an accident, your insurance company may deny you coverage.2. Take necessary emergency steps.
If someone is injured, call for medical assistance and make sure that oncoming traffic is warned by placing a warning triangle 100 meters from the scene of the accident. Use your first-aid kit if needed.3. Call the police.
If the accident occurs on an U.S. Installation or casern, call the military police immediately. If the accident occurs off an U.S. Installation, you must notify the German police, who may or may not respond to non-injury accidents (You must report accidents that occur off U.S. Installations to the military police within 72 hours. This will help you later if you have to appear in court and when your insurance company needs information). Whether or not the police respond, be sure to take all steps described in the next paragraph.4. Get information from the other drivers involved in the accident.
Get the name, nationality, age, license number, vehicle registration number and the name and address of the insurance company of other drivers involved. Give other drivers the same information about you. Get names and addresses of witnesses, especially those who may testify in your favour.5. Write down the facts surrounding the accident.
Draw a diagram of the position of vehicles involved, the direction vehicles were travelling, point of impact, and any other relevant information, such as position of traffic signs and signals near the scene. If a camera is handy, take pictures of the accident scene and of vehicle damages.6. Cooperate with the police, but be careful what you say.
Cooperate fully with civilian and military police. The police report may be important later as evidence in determining fault. Give yourself time to formulate answers to police questions: If you are not careful, you may say something that could be used against you later. Cases have occurred, for example, in which comments such as “I am sorry this happened” have been used in court as an admission of guilt.
If you have been involved in an accident, please fill out our online claims form to ensure that we receive your claim ASAP. Before you submit your claim, check out the:
Fill out every space as completely as possible. In your description of “What Happened”, please include the road conditions, time of day, weather conditions, what property may have been damaged, injuries and contact details of the opposite party and the info of their insurance, as well as, anything and everything else that concerns the incident.2. Customers with LRP (Loyalty Repair Program)
Check out our >Loyalty Repair Program< that will provide you – in each case agreed with us – with a loaner car free of charge for up to 14 days (except total loss cases). In case you have no LRP incl. you can contact us and ask for advice.3. Please send us a copy of the MP report / Polizei-Report
Please note that this report is required for every claim if a third party is involved or other property has been damaged.4. Authorization by your Lien holder
If there is a lien on your vehicle, the lien holder is formally entitled to all compensation payments. Also, the lien holder is required to be involved in the claims management procedure.
Please call your agent if you have any questions!
After you have submitted your claim online, your local agent will inform you about further claim processing. If you experience any problems filling in the claims form, just print it, complete it by hand and fax it to +49 221 925488-978.
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