The Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The Steps to Take After a Car Accident

The Steps to Take After a Car AccidentIn the immediate aftermath of a car accident, the number-one priority is to check for injuries to anyone involved and call for medical help if necessary. Once any injury concerns have been addressed, you'll need to take the steps to restore your vehicle to its pre-accident condition. At Moises Auto Body & Paint, we have extensive experience with conducting collision repair in the greater Los Angeles area.

What to Do in the Aftermath of a Car Wreck

Right after an accident, you may experience shock, which could make injury pain less noticeable. If you believe there's even only a small chance that you've been injured, then you should seek medical assistance. This way, if you've suffered any internal injuries, they can be identified and addressed. It's also important to take into consideration whether you plan to seek financial compensation for any health issues that the accident caused. If so, then it's crucial that you get medical help ASAP and then meticulously follow the doctor's orders for treating your injury. Otherwise, the other party could blame you for causing/exacerbating your injuries.

As long as you're completely sure that you haven't been injured, then there are some things you can do at the accident scene that will be helpful for later insurance/legal proceedings. It's a good idea to call a police officer to the scene. The officer will be able to help with sorting blame and the police report can serve as useful evidence. Also, it could be helpful if you're able to snap photos at the scene that help to show you weren't at fault. And if the other driver allows, you should take pictures of their driver's license and insurance information. While still at the scene, you should call your insurance company so your agent can make sure you've done everything necessary that could be helpful with claims processing.

Your insurance agent might encourage you to take your vehicle to a specific shop for the repairs, but you'll want to bear in mind that this is ultimately your decision, and your insurance company will have to provide coverage in accordance with your policy, even if you go to a shop other than the one they recommend.

Collision Repair in Canoga Park

When you need collision repair in Canoga Park and greater Los Angeles, contact Moises Auto Body & Paint at (818) 875-5785. At our nearby body shop, we can expertly address any of your vehicle's cosmetic needs. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment! And feel free to use our easy online estimate tool!

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Posted: April 2022

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