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

If you've been in a car accident, there are a few things you should do next. First, check yourself and your passengers for injuries. If anyone is injured, call 911 immediately. Once you're sure everyone is okay, move your car to the side of the road, if possible, and turn on your hazard lights. If the accident is minor, exchange insurance information with the other driver and file a police report. You should not admit liability. If the accident is more serious, wait for the police to arrive and don't try to move your car or the other driver's car. The police will investigate the accident and file a report.

Once the police have left, you can start the process of filing an insurance claim. Gather all the information you need, including the police report, collect evidence to help your case, take photographs from different angles showing the extent of damage, and contact your insurance company. They will walk you through the next steps.

Seek Immediate Medical Attention

After being involved in a car accident, it is important to seek immediate medical attention. This is because you may be injured and need medical treatment. Also, if you wait to seek medical attention, your injuries may become worse. If you have any doubts about whether you need to see a doctor, it is always better to err on the side of caution and go to the doctor.

Take The Car to A Trusted Collision Repair Shop

After being involved in a collision, it's important to take your car to a trusted collision repair shop as soon as possible. Even if the damage seems minor, it's always best to have a professional take a look. They may spot something that you didn't, and getting the repairs done sooner rather than later can help prevent further damage down the road. In addition, many insurance companies require that you get an estimate from a collision repair shop before they will process your claim, so it's best to take care of this right away.

If you need car collision repair or general auto repairs, we invite you to bring your vehicle into our one-stop-shop today! Feel free to call the experts at University Tire & Auto Service or fill out our online appointment form.

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