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Car accident? File your claim online!

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Car accident? File your claim online!
OMA Insurance
1/15/2019
If you’ve had a car accident, make a claim online in minutes. You can provide all the information required, check your coverage, confirm your deductible, and even book an appointment with the body shop. You can do all this when you sign up for Online Services with The Personal.

The Personal brings you digital services to simplify your life. With our online claim tool, you can file an auto insurance claim entirely online in just 10 minutes.


Simple and innovative

Our online auto claim makes your life easier:
  • Enjoy the same great service you get by phone, with the added convenience of a tool that’s optimized for mobile devices.
  • File a claim after a collision, hit-and-run, theft, vandalism or other damage.
  • Check your coverage, your liability and the deductible you need to pay.
  • If you like, choose a body shop from our partner network and book your appointment through The Personal’s online booking system.
It’s fast and convenient, so you can be on your way in no time.


Filing a claim just got easier

You’ve just had an accident. Now what? Wondering if you should file a claim for the damage to your vehicle? Use our online claim tool. Just answer a few simple questions to find out if you’re covered, and you can decide if you want to make a claim.

How it works

To file a claim online, log on to Online Services. If you’re not signed up yet, create an account. You can also use your smartphone or tablet. Just download the The Personal App to get direct access to your insurance file.

The same steps, whether you call us or go online:
  • Describe what happened and the damage to your car.
  • Give information about any other drivers involved.
  • Choose a body shop and book an appointment for a damage estimate.

Want to save a trip to the body shop? No problem—we offer the Photo-based estimate feature! 


Photo-based estimate

If you’re eligible, you can choose the Photo-based estimate option when you file your claim. Rather than taking your car to the body shop, you send photos of the damage.

To use this feature, first download The Personal App on your smartphone or tablet.

What to do:

  • After submitting your claim, you get a text or email reminding you to send pictures of the damage within 48 hours.
  • You see the function activated in the mobile app and get easy-to-follow instructions on how to take each photo.
  • You send 12 photos in all. But you can send up to 6 more if you think they’ll be useful to the appraiser.
  • Don’t worry if you miss the 48-hour deadline. Your claims advisor will contact you to book up an appointment with the body shop.
After you send your photos, the body shop will assess damage and call you to make an appointment for the repairs.


2 ways to file a claim online

On The Personal's secure site




File a claim


Using the The Personal app


Download the app and file a claim at the touch of a button on your smart phone.

Google Play Store Apple App Store


Damage on your property? You can also file your home insurance claim online.

Learn more

Visit the Claims Centre to find out the claim process by type of loss.


​This article is being provided by OMA Insurance on behalf of The Personal which has a group sponsorship agreement with regards to home and auto insurance for our members.

The Personal refers to The Personal General Insurance Inc. in Quebec and The Personal Insurance Company in all other provinces and territories of Canada. Certain conditions, exclusions and limitations may apply. The terms and conditions of the coverages described are set out in the insurance policy, which always prevails.

The information and advice in this article are provided for informational purposes only. The Personal shall not be liable for any damages arising from any reliance upon such information or advice. The Personal recommends using caution and consulting an expert for comprehensive, expert advice.

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