It happens in an instant. Another driver comes out of nowhere and hits your vehicle. When you’re involved in a car accident, it’s often hard to think about what needs to be done. But once you’re over the shock of being in a collision, there are some important things for you to remember. Here are some steps that will help you in the hours immediately following a car accident.
Make sure everyone’s okay. First and foremost, check on the health and welfare of anyone in your vehicle. Don’t wait to call for medical attention. You’ll want immediate treatment and documentation of any injuries. This will help you when you file your insurance claim.
Call the police. Law enforcement controls traffic around the scene of an accident. They also make an official report about the accident. This includes who was at fault and what damage was sustained.
Exchange insurance information. Don’t let the other driver leave before you have their insurance information, especially if they were at fault. You’ll need the name and address on the policy, the policy number, and the make and model of the vehicle involved.
Find a collision repair shop. Your insurance company (or the other driver’s insurance company) may recommend a particular collision repair shop. However, you may choose to take your vehicle wherever you wish. We recommend that you choose an experienced facility like Carolina Collision & Frame. We warranty our work and always give an honest, upfront estimate. Call us today for quality service for Rock Hill, SC area drivers.