Montana Hail Storm Forces Insurers to Prepare for Auto Insurance Claims

Lightning stormAuto insurance claims adjusters in Montana have responded quickly to a powerful hail storm that caused large amounts of damage to vehicles in and around the city of Bozeman, according to a report from the Bozeman Daily Chronicle.

The paper says that the storm featured “golfball-sized” hail that did particular damage to cars caught in the open. State Farm has opened its own drive-through claims center in Bozeman and is taking appointments from policyholders whose cars suffered in the storm.

According to the Daily Chronicle, State Farm is not the only insurer to set up a satellite center to deal with the deluge of auto insurance claims; other auto insurance companies such as Allstate have also created its own location, as has a smaller company that provides individual and family insurance for military families and veterans.

Experts say that policyholders not fortunate enough to be close to such a claims center should take photographs and keep careful track of any damage that their insured vehicle suffers. This can make the claims process go more smoothly.ADNFCR-3298-ID-19879148-ADNFCR

About Ben Zitney
Benjamin Zitney has been covering the auto insurance industry for the past 2.5 years. Before coming to Online Auto Insurance News, he produced an extensive company history of the 30-year-old California Joint Powers Insurance Authority and worked at the Cal State Long Beach Daily Forty-Niner as a reporter, copy editor and news editor.

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