Unfortunately, auto accidents happen. Why not be as best prepared as possible? There are a few things you can do to get yourself and your car ready… just in case!
First, be sure to always carry your insurance card with you. Some keep their card in the glove box while others keep it in their purse or wallet. Many insurance companies now have identification cards available to print online or you may also be able to pull up a digital copy on your Smartphone. Just make sure that you have a copy of your insurance card easily accessible in case of an accident.
If an accident occurs, move carefully after impact. Do not injure yourself trying to remove yourself from the vehicle or by helping someone else. Next, be sure to call emergency personnel to the scene. Contact 911 for assistance and call a towing company if you are able.
Next, be sure to get all of the information you need for insurance purposes. Get everyone involved to exchange contact information, insurance information and plate numbers. The police will be able to help you with this task.
The next step is to document the accident. The police and emergency personnel will be able to help you with this task also. Use your camera or cell phone to take pictures of the scene. Also try and get the names of any witnesses if possible.
The last step after an accident is to reach out for assistance. Contact your insurance company to file a claim. Check with your provider to be sure and get your claim entered on time. Also reach out to your local dealership, College Chevrolet Buick, to help you get back on the road quickly.