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.
Claims for automobile damage shall be submitted to EHS 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:
Environmental Health and Safety will notify the University's insurance carrier of the accident. EHS 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.
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.