The 5 Steps You Should Follow After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Step 1: Always Stop
If you are involved in a collision and do not stop, you may be subject to criminal prosecution. Stop your vehicle, stay calm and when it’s safe, exit the vehicle.
Step 2: Check for Injuries
Assess the extent of injuries and when in doubt, call 911 to report the location of the collision. Caring for victims is a priority, but sometimes it may be unsafe to remove people from vehicles involved in a collision, so wait for help to arrive. Don’t move anyone who has sustained an injury unless it is necessary to keep them from further harm.
Step 3: Pull over and Record Damage
If it’s safe, move your vehicle to the side of the road, away from traffic. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights and use cones/warning triangles for safety. Assess the condition of the vehicles as best you can and take pictures of damage. If there are parties involved that have injuries, call 911. Don’t discuss fault, responsibility, or circumstances of the accident with the other driver(s).
Step 4: Exchange Information and Document the Incident
Be sure to obtain important information from all involved drivers:
- Names, address, contact information
- Driver’s license number
- License plate number
- Insurance Information
- Contact information of registered vehicle owners
If a driver fails to provide any of the requested information, it may be advisable to notify the police of the collision. Contact information of passengers and any witnesses should also be obtained.
Step 5: Contact Limas Autobody and Glass
Limas Autobody is a certified ICBC repair facility, meeting all requirements to be trusted by your insurance company for safe, quality and cost effective repairs.
Had an insurance claim repaired with the team at Lima’s Autobody & Glass. They did a wonderful job! The entire process was efficient, and I would recommend them to anyone looking to get some work done.
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