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What to Do After an Auto Accident or Collision

A collision is almost always a stressful experience, but even so, it’s important to remember what to do – and more importantly, what NOT to do. Here’s a quick guideline to help you know what to do after an accident.

Before a Collision

  • Be prepared with pen and paper in the glove compartment that lists any relevant medical information for you and your family members.
  • Keep a bag in the trunk with a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares. These can help alert and manage traffic immediately after a collision.

Immediately After an Accident

  • Stay calm and check for injuries. Call an ambulance if there’s any possibility of injury.
  • In a minor accident, move cars out of traffic to a safer place, like the side of the road.
  • Turn vehicle hazard lights on and use cones, warning triangles, or flares to alert oncoming traffic.
  • Call the police – even in a minor accident.

Additional Tips

  • Make immediate notes about your accident. Include specific damages to vehicles and take down witness information, including contact details.
  • Do not sign any documents unless they are for the police or your insurance agent.
  • Be polite, but don’t admit to the accident being your fault. State facts and limit the discussion of the collision to police and insurance agents.
  • If the vehicle is registered to a person different from the driver, take note of the relationship to the driver.
  • Don’t leave the accident scene before other drivers and the police do.
Ready to give us a call? At Frank’s Auto Body, we work with all makes and models of vehicles, and we provide free collision repair estimates for your vehicle. Give us a call today (780) 430-0101 and let us get your car back to new condition.