If you have been in a car accident, your vehicle could be seriously damaged, which means you need timely repair service. While your insurance company may try to suggest a collision center to bring your car to, you have the right to take your car anywhere you like. What should you do after you have a collision with another vehicle or another object?
Make Sure That You Are Alright
Immediately after the collision, you will want to make sure that you and anyone else involved in the crash is alright. If necessary, call 911 and request medical help. You may also be able to provide assistance if it is safe to do so and you have the experience to provide it safely. You should also call the police to the scene.
Take Pictures of the Damage
The next thing that you need to do after a collision is to take pictures of your car. This will prove that damage was incurred in the accident in question as opposed to some unrelated event. If your insurance company claims that the damage was not caused in the most recent wreck, the company could try to deny your claim. You may want to include these pictures when the claim is submitted.
Stay at the Scene Until the Authorities Release You
You may be required to stay at the scene until the authorities can come and create an accident report. Part of this process includes exchanging driver insurance and other personal information. Therefore, you should have your insurance and registration handy to provide to the other driver as well as the officer at the scene. Leaving the scene of an accident involving injury or damage may lead to citations or criminal charges even if your car was the only one involved in the crash.
If you have been in a collision, your car will need timely and professional repair. If you need service or simply have questions about the process, don’t hesitate to call All Makes Collision Centre in Calgary at