what would you do if you had car accident?
my friends are out of country will be back next Saturdya.
Their son is 17 and had an car accident. A lady bumped his car. His car got bad damage in the back. The boy wants to wait until his parents come back to dail with the insurance company....
What should he do?
- regeruggedLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
As long as no one is injured, waiting is not a problem. It is OK to let the parents handle the matter as they are the policy holders. The son can get some repair estimates and write down all the details of the accident.
The son should make a record of the other person's name, address, insurance company.
If the police were called, the son can request a police report.
I am a retired (thankfully) claims adjuster.
- ChrisLv 51 decade ago
He should report it now. He doesn't have to make any decisions about what he is going to do about vehicle damage (he can't anyway, as he is a minor and not the insured) but he should still report it. The company can do the follow-up when his parents are home. It won't be a huge problem if he waits, as there is a legitimate reason (it's not his policy, he's a minor) for waiting.
He could also contact his parents and have them report it from where they currently are staying. That's maybe a last choice.Source(s): claims person
- Anonymous1 decade ago
He is 17 -- he needs to let his parents handle this. It will be OK, the insurance company is on HIS side and they handle things like this everyday. They cannot legally process this claim without parents permission anyway. Chill.....Source(s): 20 years in claims and repairs
- AnonymousLv 71 decade ago
I don't think it's a big deal to wait, but it also won't hurt if he calls the insurance company.
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- 1 decade ago
call the car company insurance file it and put the claim in also did u put a police incident report if u didnt i hope u have all the info, file that
- ratboyLv 71 decade ago
Don't wait. The insurance company should know as soon as possible.
- St♥rmy SkyeLv 61 decade ago
Deal with it now. It needs to be documented so it is covered. If one waits, it may have to be proven that this is what really happened, and maybe in loss of insurance benefits.
- Robert FLv 71 decade ago
Send him to Mexico to hide untill it is forgotton then he can sneak back into the country.
Seriuosly he should wait for the perants.
- 1 decade ago
i would report to the insurance company now. i mean obviously he wasn't at fault.
- Papa JohnLv 61 decade ago
He needs to call them right away. There won't be much for him to do . It's no big deal.