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Change coming to P.E.I. insurance claim process

Occupants of a late model Toyota wait while&nbsp; a police officer checks out the car, following an accident on the corner of Prince and Grafton Street on Wednesday morning.<br /><br />
Occupants of a late model Toyota wait while&nbsp; a police officer checks out the car, following an accident on the corner of Prince and Grafton Street on Wednesday morning.<br /><br />

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Beginning Oct. 1, Islanders will need to deal only with their own insurance company to fix their vehicle after an accident.

The new legislation requires a motorist’s own insurance company to pay for damage to their vehicle, regardless of fault.

“Being involved in an automobile accident is stressful enough without having to contact the at-fault driver’s insurer for compensation,” said Robert Bradley, the province’s superintendent of insurance.

“This change will improve the experience for drivers and simplify the claims process, so Islanders can get their vehicles back on the road more quickly.”

Drivers must still get the insurance information of all other parties immediately after an accident.

If they wish to have vehicle damage covered that is judged to be their fault, they should purchase collision coverage.

Online: www.gov.pe.ca/jps/directcompensation-propertydamage

Beginning Oct. 1, Islanders will need to deal only with their own insurance company to fix their vehicle after an accident.

The new legislation requires a motorist’s own insurance company to pay for damage to their vehicle, regardless of fault.

“Being involved in an automobile accident is stressful enough without having to contact the at-fault driver’s insurer for compensation,” said Robert Bradley, the province’s superintendent of insurance.

“This change will improve the experience for drivers and simplify the claims process, so Islanders can get their vehicles back on the road more quickly.”

Drivers must still get the insurance information of all other parties immediately after an accident.

If they wish to have vehicle damage covered that is judged to be their fault, they should purchase collision coverage.

Online: www.gov.pe.ca/jps/directcompensation-propertydamage

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