Do I need to inform my insurer about an accident

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Do I need to inform my insurer about an accident

by: xjester on
Sun Feb 12, 2012 12:55 am

My car skidded and it slammed into a tree on the median of the road. Thank God no other vehicles were involved and no one was hurt. I reported the accident to the police because the accident did involve municipal property (the tree) and the law requires that such accidents be reported to the police.

What I am uncertain about is whether I am legally required to inform my insurance company even if I do not intend to make a claim.


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by: hwybear on
Sun Feb 12, 2012 8:52 am

once the police complete a "traffic report", which is a simply a collision report...from there it goes to the MTO where the info is uploaded on the driving history of those on the report.
I do not know the legalities of initial notification, but upon renewal you would have to answer "yes" that you have been in a collision as the insurance company has access to the MTO driving record
Above is merely a suggestion/thought and in no way constitutes legal advice or views of my employer. www.OHTA.ca


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