Common Types of Insurance Claims

Being in insurance for as long as we have, Quincy Mutual Group has seen many types of claims. Claims range from the extremely unlikely to, unfortunately, very common. Here are a few types of claims we see regularly:

  1. Auto Insurance Claims:

Auto insurance claims are among the most common types of claims we see. Accidents, hit and runs, damage from animals, debris flying up and hitting your vehicle- some you can prevent but some you can’t. We recommend being aware of your surroundings, buckling your seatbelt, obeying the speed limit, and always keeping your eyes on the road.

  1. Homeowners Insurance Claims:

Homeowners insurance covers your property and its contents from a wide range of perils, including natural disasters, theft, and liability claims. Common homeowners’ insurance claims include damage caused by fire, storms, burglary, or water leaks, our most common type of home insurance loss.

How can a homeowner prevent water losses? Sam Paneto, Property Claims Manager for Quincy Mutual Group, shared a few easy steps to avoid plumbing claims. First, install automatic water shut off valves and sensors. By watching your water bill, you can make sure you don’t have a hidden water leak at your home or business. When leaving for vacation, check to be sure toilets and faucets are in working order, turning the water off if possible. Be sure your plumbing is properly insulated as cold weather can cause pipes to burst resulting in significant damage to your home and possessions.

  1. Property Insurance Claims:

Property insurance claims encompass various types of assets, including commercial buildings, rental properties, and personal belongings. These claims often arise from damage caused by natural disasters, accidents, or theft. It is vital to document the contents of your business or home in an inventory list, keeping it updated as you purchase new equipment or belongings. Keep copies of the inventory list where they can be easily retrieved if a loss occurs.

Suffering a loss can be a stressful experience, but we are here to help. To prepare to file a claim, maintain accurate documentation and review your coverages regularly with your insurance agent. With the right knowledge, you can make the most of your insurance coverage and protect yourself against unexpected financial burdens. If you do find yourself in need of filing a claim, you can do so quickly and easily on our website.



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