If you have been involved in a car accident, one of the first actions that you need to take is to contact the auto insurance agency. Who caused the accident will dictate which insurance agency you will need call. In most states, you'll contact yours if you are at-fault; or if you are not at-fault then you will contact the party-at-fault's insurance company.

Below you will find information and advice on how to make a claim if your vehicle has been damaged or if you have been injured as a result of a car accident. Plus get tips on how to maximize your claim when dealing with the auto insurance company.