What to Do after a Car Wreck

What to Do after a Car Wreck


What to Do after a Car WreckAs the dust settles after a collision, the number-one priority is to determine whether you or anyone else needs immediate medical attention. If there are no pressing health concerns, then it'll be time to start taking the steps toward handling legal/insurance matters and returning your vehicle to a safely drivable condition. At Sunshine Collision Center, our local body shop specializes in collision repair in the greater Boca Raton area.

Important Steps to Take after an Auto Accident

In the immediate aftermath of a collision, shock might mask injury pain. So even if you slightly suspect that you've been injured, you'll want to have a medical professional evaluate you. This way, you can be sure that you haven't suffered any internal injuries. Also, if you end up needing to seek financial compensation for any injuries, it's crucial that you see a doctor ASAP and then strictly follow your doctor's treatment orders. Otherwise, the opposing party could argue that you neglected/exacerbated your own injuries.

If you definitely don't have any injury concerns, then you should stick around the accident scene and take some certain measures. It's smart to call in a police officer who can help with sorting out culpability for the accident. Then the police report can be used for later proceedings. Also, if the other driver allows, it'll be a good idea to snap pictures of their license and insurance info. You should also take any pictures of the scene that would help to show that you weren't at fault. Before leaving the scene, it's a good idea to give your insurance agency a call. Then your insurance representative can make sure you have taken all necessary steps at the scene to help with the claims process.

Your insurance agent might recommend that you take your car to a particular shop for the repair job. But you'll want to keep in mind that you're allowed to take your vehicle to the shop of your choosing and your insurance agency will have to provide coverage in accordance with the terms of your policy.

Collision Repair in Boca Raton

When you need collision repair in Boca Raton and the surrounding area, contact Sunshine Collision Center at (561) 556-4669. At our local body shop, we can expertly repair all types of collision damage. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!


Sunshine Collision Center Blog
Posted: June 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ