Most drivers who are involved in a car accident, notes Collex Collision, are startled by how unexpected the whole experience can be. “It came out of nowhere” is a common refrain of those who have been in a car accident. Collex Collision says even the most levelheaded driver can become disoriented and jittery after a car crash. Because of the surprising and uncomfortable nature of car accidents, Collex Collision is committed to make the repair process as quick and painless as possible. Collex Collision provides some basic tips for drivers who have been in an accident with the hope that this advice will help to make the subsequent insurance claims and repairs go smoothly.
When a car accident occurs, Collex Collision says to check passengers for injuries. If anyone is hurt, call 911. At the same time, instructs Collex Collision, have another driver get on the phone with the police. If you know the number of the local police department, Collex Collision suggests calling them directly rather than being routed through 911. Report an accident and request police presence. If there are any injuries, adds Collex Collision, tell the police you also need medical assistance and they will dispatch an ambulance. Collex Collision points out that sometimes this method can be faster than calling 911.
After getting off the phone with the authorities, continues Collex Collision, get essential information from the other drivers involved in the accident. Exchange insurance information, phone numbers, addresses, and license plate numbers. Collex Collision explains that having this information on hand is very important for the insurance claim calls that needs to be made next. Collex Collision strongly discourages any unnecessary conversation with other motorists. Be sure not to admit or assess fault, advises Collex Collision, even if it feels like the fault is obvious. Leave that to the insurance companies.
Wait for the police to arrive. A police officer, explains Collex Collision, will survey the scene of the accident and draw up a detailed report. This report will be a major piece of evidence and information for the insurance representatives as they try to assess fault during the insurance claim process, concludes Collex Collision.
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