When an accident strikes your first question is going to be, ‘what should I do if I’m in a car accident?’  Well, we don’t want there to be any guessing involved- because, after an auto collision, we already know there is going to be stress involved.  That’s exactly the reason we’ve put together this simple step-by-step on what to do in case of a car accident.

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Make yourself safe.

Pull over onto the shoulder of the road—if that’s not possible then put your hazards on.

Make sure everyone else is safe.

If anyone is hurt, even a little, call 911.

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Call the police if...

  1. Anybody is injured.
  2. If it looks like any of the vehicles involved have more than $2000 of damage.
  3. If any driver involved doesn’t have a drivers licence, registration or insurance.
  4. If any of the vehicles involved aren’t drivable.

Gather information:

  • Get the names of everyone involved.
  • Get the licence plate numbers, makes and models of any other vehicles involved.
  • Get contact info for any eyewitnesses.
  • Get insurance information from the drivers of any other cars involved.
  • Get the names and badge numbers of any police involved.
  • Get the location of the accident.

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Take pictures.

Your insurance company and auto body shop will both need them- take lots of pictures of the damage to your vehicle.

Call us.

(780) 645-5548

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Call your insurance company.

Remember, although they can suggest which auto body shop you call, the choice is ultimately yours.