I've been in a Car Accident - What Do I Do Next?

Car accidents can happen to us at any time. If you've been in one, you're probably wondering what you should do next? You will of course will need to ensure you're safe, follow the legal guidelines and start an insurance claim. The following steps will help guide you through decisions you'll need to make after your car accident.

Make sure you're safe

You'll need to check yourself for any injuries after the accident. If you're able to, call 911 if you have injuries. If you can not move, wait for the emergency personal to come.

Passengers well-being

If you've had passengers with you, make sure they didn't sustain injuries as well. Like for yourself, if anyone is injured, it's important to get medical help right away.

Get to Safety

If your car is still driveable, try to get it on the side of the road or anywhere that doesn't have traffic. If the car can't be moved, you and your passengers should get to the side of the road.

Call the Police & Wait for Help

Even for a minor accident, you'll need to call the police so that they can come and fill out an accident report. If they can't, you can bring it to the police station to fill one out. If it's a bad accident, wait for help so that you can get the help that you need.

Exchange Insurance

In a minor accident, it's common for two parties to exchange insurance information so that either party can make a claim. Just have the information ready when exchanging it.

Bring Car To Repair Shop

If the car is still driveable, it's important it gets to a trusted collision repair shop right away. This way you can gauge how much it'll cost and could claim on your insurance. Even if you have a small front bumper damage, there could be more damage that a shop can look for that you wouldn't find yourself.

If you need car collision repair, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our auto repair shop today!