If you are at the scene of the accident and the vehicle requires a tow, here are a few items to think about before leaving the vehicle.
- Gather documents such as registration, insurance, and ownership.
- Remove any valuables from the car.
- Be sure to collect the name, phone number, and address of where your vehicle will be towed and provide it to your claims adjuster.
If your vehicle had to be towed because of an accident, cost of the tow is generally covered if you purchased coverage for damage to your car.
If your vehicle had to be towed because of a mechanical breakdown, the cost of the tow is generally covered up to a certain mileage limit if you purchased Roadside Assistance coverage.