WHAT TO DO AFTER YOU'VE BEEN IN A CAR ACCIDENT
1. Determine the extent of damage and if there are any Injuries. Check to see if anyone needs urgent medical attention. If you can, try not to move the vehicles unless they are causing a major problem with traffic. And, if possible, wait for the authorities to arrive before doing so.
2. Contact the authorities, even in a minor accident, it is important to make sure there is a legal accident report. If an injury occurs, there will be a Traffic Collision Report number. If there are no injuries, there will be an incident report number. You will be provided with the appropriate report number by the authorities. If for some reason you are not provided with it, call your local authorities.
3. Limit your conversation about the accident with the other party. It is important to limit your discussion of the accident and not to admit any fault or liability, regardless. Let the professional determine that. You should only talk about the accident to the authorities, medical professionals, and your insurance company.
4. Remember to get obtain the contact information for all parties involved ( contact information, insurance information, and license plate number) and take photos of the accident and your vehicle for insurance purposes. We suggest using your cell phone to take a picture of the individual's insurance card, front, and back, along with their driver's license.
5. Call your insurance company and file a claim, regardless of who is at fault. Once you have filed a claim you can make use of our new drive-up curbside estimates, call our office, or simply click the book appointment button below (estimates generally take no longer than 15 minutes).