What should I do after I've been in a car accident?

What should I do after I've been in a car accident?

What should I do after I've been in a car accident?In the immediate wake of a collision, the top priority is to see if anyone needs medical attention. Soon enough, it'll then be time to find a body shop that can return your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. At First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Inc., our local body shop specializes in collision repair in the greater Scottsdale, AZ area.

Steps to Take Following a Car Wreck

Right after an accident, injury pain may be masked by shock. Even if you only feel mild pain, you'll still want to be medically evaluated, especially if you think there's any chance you've suffered internal or neck/spinal injuries. Along with protecting your health, it's also important to take medical precautions in case you end up seeking injury compensation in court. By immediately seeking treatment and then meticulously following the doctor's orders, the other party won't be able to accuse you of causing or exacerbating your own injuries.

As long as you're certain you haven't been hurt, you can move on to taking certain steps to start sorting out blame and getting the insurance process moving. It's a good idea to have a police officer come to the scene because the police report can help with determining who was at fault. Also, if the other driver allows, you should snap photos of their license and insurance information. Also, it's a good idea to contact your insurance agent who can make sure you've done everything necessary at the scene to help facilitate a smooth claims process. Your insurance agent might suggest that you take your vehicle to a specific shop for the repairs, but it's important to remember that you are the one who gets to decide where the repairs are done and your insurance agency will have to cover the costs in accordance with the terms of your policy.

Collision Repair in Scottsdale, AZ

When you need collision repair in Scottsdale, AZ and the surrounding area, contact First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Inc. at (480) 771-7967. Our local collision center can expertly return your vehicle's body to flawless condition. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment for any of your vehicle's auto body needs!


First Class Auto Body & BumperDoc Blog
Posted: July 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ