Insurance FAQs

How soon do I need to report a car accident to the police?

So, how long do you have to report a car accident to your insurance company?

If you have a car accident, you have to report it to police within 24 hours of the incident if:

  • someone was injured; or
  • an animal in another vehicle or running across the road is injured; or
  • someone else's property was damaged; or
  • a bollard, street lamp or other item of street furniture is damaged.