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Auto claims info

Easily file & track your auto claim.

It's important to have a claims process that works for you. With many options for filing and tracking a claim, your experience is simple and convenient. You can:

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How does the claims process work?

Here's a closer look at how to file and track an auto claim.

Step 1: File your claim.

Once you submit a claim, you'll get a claim number so you can track it.

Step 2: Investigate damages.

A professional may need take a closer look at the event to assess damages, determine what needs to be repaired/replaced and provide you with an estimate.

Step 3: Review estimate.

Once you've received an estimate, your claims adjuster will discuss your settlement based on your policy provisions, terms and coverage.

Step 4: Repair your ride.

After getting an inspection and estimate of damages, you can start repairing your car.

Step 5: Settle your claim.

Depending on your circumstance, Allstate may pay the repair shop directly, issue your payment at the time of inspection, or send it after the estimate has been submitted and approved.


Total loss vehicles

If the cost to repair your car is greater than its cash value, it's considered a total loss vehicle1. In this case, Allstate will pay up to the actual cash value of your car minus your deductible.

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Receiving your settlement check

Depending on your situation, your payment may be:

  • Sent directly to the repair shop
  • Transferred using Fast Mobile e-Payment
  • Given to you at the time of inspection
  • Mailed to you after the estimate has been submitted and approved
  • Made out to the lien holder or finance company if you have a car loan
  • Made jointly payable to your and your repair facility

Learn more about your auto claim.

Auto glass claims

Easily file your glass claim online with Allstate's Glass Claim Express or call 1-800-626-4527.

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Claim Satisfaction Guarantee

If you're not satisfied with any aspect of your claim experience for a covered loss, you may qualify for a credit on your car insurance premium.

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Estimates & repairs

Once you've started the claims process, Allstate claims adjusters will be there to walk you through it step-by-step.

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Auto claim FAQ

If you want to better understand the auto claims process, check out these commonly asked questions.

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Get quick claims help.

If you've already filed a claim, just use your claim number to contact your claims team representative.

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