A Guide to Understanding Root Insurance Claims
Root Insurance is a renowned car insurance company from Ohio. It’s the first U.S. company that successfully implemented smartphone technology in its business methods.
The goal of this article is to teach you how to claim insurance with this company without stress by using DoNotPay—your new virtual assistant.
What Is Insurance, and How Does It Differ From a Warranty?
The main difference between car warranties and insurance is the type of damage they cover. A car warranty protects your vehicle from defects due to a manufacturer or material mistake.
The insurance company usually pays a certain amount to a customer to compensate for the damage that wasn’t the manufacturer’s fault. Such situations include collisions, traffic accidents, natural disasters, etc.
What Types of Insurance Coverage Does Root Offer?
Root covers all insurance requirements proposed by the state the customer lives in. Here’s what their insurance policy consists of:
- Liability coverage—serves for paying the damage on another vehicle or other party’s medical costs when the accident is your fault. It doesn’t cover your vehicle or your medical expenses
- Car coverage—serves for paying the damage on your vehicle when the accident is your fault. It includes hit-and-run accidents and crashes with drivers who don’t have a car insurance policy
- Comprehensive coverage—helps you pay for damage due to any other factor other than a traffic accident. It’s useful in case of fires, floods, thefts, storms, or extreme weather conditions
- Roadside assistance—solves the issues that can take you off the road—when your car experiences a breakdown and needs a tow truck, for example
- Medical coverage—includes personal injury protection (PIP) in accidents for you and your family regardless of whose fault it was. You can use it for your medical bills
The company’s services are currently available in 30 U.S. states, and the details and pricing depend on your location.
Raise a Root Insurance Claim Before You Know It With DoNotPay
According to the reviews from Better Business Bureau (BBB), the company’s customer service reps give misleading information at times. The common issues include payment delays, failed cancellations, and numerous additional costs hiding in the fine print.
If you want to avoid exhausting claiming procedures and endless talks with reps, give DoNotPay a go! Our service lets you file any insurance claim without contacting the provider directly, including unemployment or third-party insurance claims.
Check out the steps below to learn how to use our service:
- Access DoNotPay from your web browser
- Search for the particular insurance type
- Provide us with your insurance policy number and your contact details
- Explain the issue
- Submit your claim
Our app will create an insurance claim letter based on the information you disclosed and send it to Root. If the reps have any further questions, they will call you or send you an email to discuss the case.
Is There Any Way To Raise a Root Insurance Claim by Yourself?
If you want to give more complicated claiming procedures a shot, you can opt for:
- Filing your insurance claim online by using an app
- Calling Root customer service
- Emailing Root customer service
Filing Your Insurance Claim by Using an App
Root is famous for providing insurance only to good drivers. All customers need to use the special driving evaluation app since that’s how the company checks their skills. The main purpose of the app is to help Root choose the right clients, but you can use it for claiming insurance as well.
If you prefer to solve the insurance matters online, follow these steps:
- Open the app
- Provide the necessary information regarding the accident
- Disclose your contact details and your insurance policy number
- Take photos of the damage—if applicable—and attach them to your claim
- Submit the claim
You will get a call from the company’s representatives, who should assess the damage and the reimbursement amount.
Calling Root Customer Service
To raise an insurance claim with Root over the phone, you should dial (866) 980-9431 and let the representative know what happened. They may need additional details, such as your first name, last name, insurance info, or contact details. The rest of the procedure is the same as in online claim submissions.
Emailing Root Customer Service
You can email the company if the phone lines are engaged or you have internet connection problems. In such cases, getting a reply may take longer than usual, like with any other written correspondence.
Here’s how you can file a claim in written form:
- Compose a message describing the issue or accident you have experienced
- Attach photos of the damage
- Send the email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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No Success With Your Claim? Get a Second Chance by Using DoNotPay
DoNotPay can help you appeal any insurance claim that got denied in less than five minutes! You provide us with the necessary information—we create an insurance appeal letter and submit it to the provider in your name.
Here’s how our service helps you claim Root insurance:
- Open DoNotPay in any web browser
- Enter the insurance type in the search box
- Select Appeal a Denied Claim
- Follow the steps to finalize the claim submission
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