I’ve Been in an Accident, Now What?

An accident can be one of the most stressful events in your life that may leave you shaken, injured and stranded. The automotive team of Scott’s Collision Repair understands how an accident can disrupt your life, especially if you are uncertain as to what you should do once an accident has occurred. In fact, you can minimize the impact of the unexpected misfortune by following these 4 tips on how to handle a car accident.

  1. Call 911 immediately. It is imperative that a police officer files a report summarizing the details of the event at the time the accident took place. While the officer is on-scene, be certain you obtain the other driver’s name, DL license number and insurance information, as well as the officer’s name and police report number.
  2. If you are physically able, take photos and collect contact information from eyewitnesses. Photos and witness accounts may assist your insurance company and possibly a court of law in determining who was at fault for the accident.
  3. Call your insurance company. Your insurance company will ask you many questions about the accident, such as whether you, your passengers and/or the occupants in the other vehicle sustained any injuries, the extent of damage to the vehicles and any contact and insurance information you may have for the other driver. Your insurance company may also inform you of the next steps in having your vehicle examined by an adjuster and the procedure in obtaining estimates for the cost to repair the damage.
  4. Contact a reputable, highly rated collision centers for an appointment. Make sure you obtain an estimate from an automotive center, like Scott’s Collision Repair, that specializes in collision repair, invests in technologically-advanced equipment, employs certified and extensively trained technicians, has been in business for a considerable amount of time, repairs your vehicle in a timely manner and sets customer care as a top priority.

If you have been involved in an accident, the automotive professionals of Scott’s Collision Repair in Paris, TX, will ensure your vehicle is restored to pre-accident condition at a fair rate within the shortest amount of time possible. With over 18 years in the automotive industry, the experts of Scott’s Collision Repair hold the experience needed to repair your vehicle and return it to optimum condition. Schedule your free estimate today by calling 903-785-2524. When you choose Scott’s Collision Repair, you are guaranteeing your satisfaction!