In the event a Cleveland State University owned vehicle becomes damaged as a result of collision, vandalism, theft, windshield breakage, or related loss, a claim can be processed for recovery.
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Claims for automobile damage shall be submitted to The Office of Environmental Health & Safety within ninety (90) days; any claims submitted after this time period shall not be processed or considered.
Accident Kits are provided for in each University-owned vehicle. CSU employees should refer to the instruction in these kits as soon as the accident occurs.
For damages to a CSU leased vehicle, operator should follow the instructions found in the Accident Kit provided in the vehicle.
Following an accident, employees should:
- Remain as calm as possible
- Protect the scene and vehicle from any further damage.
- Provide assistance to any injured parties by calling 9-1-1. Notify the local police department. If you are on campus, contact CSU Police.
- Obtain contact information from the other parties involved, including any witness information where applicable.
- DO NOT discuss the facts of the accident with anyone other than a law enforcement agency or a representative of CSU or their insurance company.
- As soon as possible, notify Cathie Chancellor, Risk & Insurance Administration Consultant at 216-990-5204 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide an estimate for repairs as soon as you can to the above.
The Risk & Insurance Administration Consultant will notify the University's insurance carrier of the accident. Risk & Insurance Administration Consultant shall provide the University's insurance carrier with a copy of the police report, photos of the damage, and estimates for repairs. Our insurance company requires two estimates if the cost of the repairs is greater than $3000. Please be aware that all CSU vehicles have a $1,000 deductible.
Departments may incur initial costs for repair. Upon completion of the repairs and successful processing of the claim, the insurance company will issue a check, less any deductible amount, to the University. Once payment is received from the insurance company, affected departments may provide the Controller's Office with an account number so a budget transfer can be made to cover replacement and/or repair costs incurred by the department.