Accidents Happen – Do You Know What to do Afterwards?

Accidents Happen – Do You Know What to do Afterwards?

car accident checklistNo one wants to be involved in a collision, however, they can happen no matter what you do. It is best to know what to do at the scene of an accident for when you find yourself in one.

Avoid getting stressed out when you know what to do after a collision. Experts agree that after an accident, there are certain things you need to do:

Move Your Vehicle off the Road

If it is a minor collision, move your car to the nearest driveway or parking lot.

Call for Help

Call 911 and have your proof of insurance and driver’s license ready when you do so. Take down the other driver’s name, insurance policy number and details, plus any other information related to the car after you’ve notified the authorities.

Don’t Discuss Details

Avoid disputes or conversation about the accident with the other people involved, and admitting fault is never advised.

Getting a Claim Number

Fault will be determined by the officer who will then write a report and give you an accident claim number. Keep this information in a safe place.

Speak with Your Insurance Company

If you are at fault, call your insurance company as soon as you can. If not, use the policy information of the other driver so you don’t pay a deductible.

Come See Us

Even a minor collision can be very stressful, but getting back on the road is fairly simple. After you see us and get the damage appraised and sent to your insurance company, you’ll get a repair estimate and we can arrange for a rental car for you while you are waiting for your vehicle to be repaired.

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