Being in a Car Accident can be a scary situation, even beyond the initial accident itself. At Auto Group Collision of Brooklyn we aim to help educate our customers and the New York City public on the best tips to handle the situation should you find yourself in a car accident. Here is an 8 Step Guide on what you should do after a Car Accident. It is never a good thing when a car accident occurs. But, when it does, there are some important steps that you can take to ensure that everyone involved is safe, to also abide by the law to start the process of the insurance claim. Most importantly please always remember to call 911 for help following any car accidents. A car can be replace but your health and safety of you and other drivers should always be the first concern following any car accident.
- Check to see if you are injured.
If you notice that you sustained an injury because of the accident, then you should quickly call 911. You can also ask another person to help you call them. If the injury is severe, try as much as possible to stay at a position without moving, and be patient while emergency personnel arrives.
- Check to see if the passengers are safe.
If your condition can allow you to move or if you are not severely injured, check your whole passengers. Pick up your phone and call emergency services if anyone is injured.
- Move to a safer area.
If you can still move, then hurry and move away from the road to a sidewalk or anywhere safe from the road. If it is possible for you, pull your vehicle away if you notice that it cause more trouble where it is. If the vehicle is not safe to be driven, then just leave it there and go to a safe area
- Contact 911.
It is important to call the police after a car accident, whether it a minor accident or a major one. Some states have even made it a legal requirement. The officers that respond will document the whole report of what happened in the scene. But if you wait and the police cannot or does not come to the accident scene, then locate a police station closer to you there and make the report by yourself.
- Be patient and wait for someone to help out.
Turn your car’s engine off, make use of your road flares and leave your hazard lights on. These will signal other vehicles coming to be mindful and slow down.
- Share information.
Once you are sure that you and your passengers are safe, then you and the other motorist should share insurance and contact information. Here is the important info that you both should exchange:
- Contact info and full name
- Vehicle plate number and driver’s license
- Accident location
- Insurance policy and company number
- Model, type, and color of vehicle
According to the III, it is better for you to stay out of “fault discussion” with the second motorist. After you have filed the insurance claim, the person at fault will be determined by the adjuster in charge of your claim. This will be done after the adjuster has inspected the damaged vehicles, the information that the two parties have been provided, and other relevant documents, like the photographs or police report.
- Documentation of the accident.
To keep yourself protected, it is recommended by the III that you take these steps:
- Know the police officers: As soon as the police come to the scene, ensure that you get their badge number and name.
- Get your copy: Tell the officers thy you need your own accident report copy. It would be needed when you want to file an insurance claim.
- Snap pictures: Snap the damages on the two cars from various angles. You can also snap the plate number of the second car. The photographs will be helpful during the insurance claim.
- Write names: Ensure that you have the addresses and names of everyone involved in the accident, including the other cars’ passengers.
- Speak with witnesses: Write the contact information and names of the whole witnesses, if available.
After documenting all these, keep the information page inside your car.
- Start the insurance claim process.
Call your insurer at the accident scene, and he will let you know what is needed for your claim to be processed.
Accidents are always frustrating, but if you follow these simple steps things will go smoothly. If you want to repair your car after an accident in Brooklyn, just call us and our experts are here to give you professional auto body repair services. We are here to help those drivers in a Brooklyn or New York City Car Accident.
Has your car been in a car accident? If your vehicle has received body, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!
Auto Group Collision is Brooklyn’s Body Shop Experts
Since 2004 Auto Group Collision has been providing the people of Brooklyn and surrounding areas with the highest quality of collision repair and auto body repair service. We established a trusted collision center that takes customer from the initial estimate to the completion of repair to getting you back into your car and in the driver’s seat while working closely with your insurance company.
Dealing with an automobile collision is traumatic enough without having to worry about filing insurance claims. We know that each insurance company has its own procedures, and we’re here to assist you with the insurance company transactions. We provide the information they require regarding the collision repairs, as we guide you through the entire process of dealing with all the paperwork.
We accept all insurance estimates and work with all insurance companies. Auto Body Collision wants you to be a satisfied policy holder, so we’ve established relationships with all the region’s major insurance companies. Working directly with your insurance company, we’re able to start repairs immediately while also often helping speed up the insurance adjuster’s inspection and approval.
As soon as the work is approved, the parts are ordered. To expedite the work, when parts are received they are put into a bin, which only holds parts for one particular job. This type of care and orderliness insures your vehicle is repaired using only authorized parts.
Auto Body Collision works with your insurance company, estimating damage, handling your claim, and negotiating with the insurance company to make sure your repairs are done properly and swiftly.
Has your car been in a collision or minor fender bender? If your vehicle has received body damage, frame or paint damage, call Auto Group Collision at (718) 449-4616 and see how we can help! Contact us now to for a FREE ESTIMATE!