What To Do After You Are In A Crash

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Almost everyone will be in some sort of automobile crash at some point in their life, and if you are the one driving then this will be quite a shock to your system. Not only do you have quite a few steps to follow before you can get back on the road, but you also need to ensure that everyone is safe and taken care of before you drive again. Of course, the first step is to call for medical assistance if anyone needs it, but after that, you need to follow some common steps that can help you out later on.

Document Everything

If there is another driver involved make sure to talk to them first and see if they are alright. Then, take as many photos of the accident as you can, both on your vehicle and theirs. Trade insurance information but try not to give your personal number to the other driver as this can get complicated later on if there are disagreements. Call your insurance company and let them know what has happened. If the damage to your car is significant and you aren't sure if you can or can't drive away then do not attempt to leave on your own. Instead, call for a tow truck. Your insurance may have a few options that you can choose from. 

Where Too Now?

Now that the initial incident is over, the process of handling an insurance claim will begin. Luckily, for the most part, you will not be involved and it will be your two insurance companies handling it. A tow truck will likely come and take your car to a collision repair mechanic that is nearby or one that you have specified. It is good to have some knowledge of local collision repair shops so that you know where you might go should something happen to your car. These places can work wonders. If your car would have been written off in the past, now it can be saved through their help.

Be Honest

Once your car has been taken to a collision repair mechanic and you have it back or are waiting on its return you might be asked a few questions by both your insurance and the other driver's insurance. You should always tell the truth because even if it was your fault but you lie and the truth is found out in some way then you will be responsible and could face criminal charges. 

For more information regarding this process, consider contacting a collision repair service