What to Do After a Car Accident

Car accidents are unexpected and can be extremely scary and stressful. Even the most careful drivers can be involved in an accident. If you ever do happen to be in a car accident, follow these steps to make everything go as smooth as possible.

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Immediately After an Accident

  • Stay calm and breath
  • Check yourself and others in your vehicle for injuries
  • When in doubt, call an ambulance
  • Turn off the engine
  • Turn on the vehicle’s hazard lights
  • Move away from the vehicles
  • Call the police
  • Make immediate notes about the accident and any damage
    • take pictures
    • get a copy of the police report and the officer’s name
    • take names of all parties involved and any witnesses
    • exchange information with the other parties involved in the accident, including insurance companies and policy numbers
  • If it’s not safe to drive, have your car towed

A Few Days After An Accident

  • Call your insurance agent
  • Report a claim
  • Get a vehicle damage estimate

If you are ever in a car accident, follow these steps and call Marblehead Collision for auto body collision repairs. 781-631-2218

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