What should you do if you’ve just been involved in a fender bender? If there are no injuries, complete the Joint Report which can generally be kept in your car’s glove compartment or complete the online version directly on your phone.
Distributed by GAA, the Joint Report is simple to fill in when there’s been an accident with no injuries. It allows the parties involved to identify themselves and report the accident to their respective insurers quickly.
Thanks to the Joint Report, it isn’t necessary to call the police to come to the scene of a minor accident.
Speeding up claims settlement
The Joint Report enables insurers to quickly obtain the information they need, including the driver’s licence number, registration certificate and proof of insurance of both parties involved, to establish compensation.
The Joint Report is a straightforward tool that can be completed quickly for an accident with no injuries.
Based on the diagram on the form provided in the Joint Report, your insurer can determine your liability in order to establish your compensation, using the Direct Compensation Agreement.
Joint Report: different options
Three options are available to you for completing a Joint Report. You can :
- Use the online Joint Report.
- Print out a copy.
Procedure for filling out the Joint Report:
- Complete the Joint Report sections for each vehicle;
- Carefully copy the information from the driver's license, registration certificate and insurance certificate.
- If there are witnesses, indicate their name and contact details in the section reserved for this purpose.
- Each driver must sign both sections of the Joint Report.
give the section containing your information to the other driver involved in the accident and keep the other section. Once the Joint Report has been signed, do not modify it, unless there is an agreement between you.
- Notify your insurer or broker as soon as possible. Send him your Joint Report without delay.
- Order a printed Joint Report on infoinsurance.ca.