What To Do After a Collision

Car accidentIf you’ve been in an accident, you know how stressful it can be to figure out how to get those much needed repairs made. However, we at the Peacock Collision Center want to make the process as easy as possible for you. That’s why we’re providing you with some simple steps to follow. Just read on to find out what you should do after a car accident.

Keep An Emergency Kit in Your Glove Compartment

First of all, you should always keep a fully equipped emergency kit in your glove compartment  in order to ensure that you can respond quickly in the case of an accident. Keep a cell phone, pens, paper, a disposable camera, and a card about medical allergies in the kit, as well as anything else you feel might be beneficial.

Make Sure that Safety Is Always First

After a collision, move your car to the side of the road if you can, put on your hazard lights and set up traffic cones, flares, or other warning devices if you have them.

Exchange Your Information

Then, exchange information with the other driver, including phone numbers, names, addresses, insurance company contact information, driver license numbers, and license plate numbers.

Photograph and Document the Accident

Use the camera in your kit to take some photographs of the accident so that you’ll be able to make your case to the claims adjuster.

File an Accident Report

Even if police don’t respond, you should still file a state vehicle accident report, which you’ll be able to download from the Department of Motor Vehicles Web site or your local police station’s website.

Know What Your Insurance Covers

And of course, know what your insurance plan covers so that you’ll be able to navigate the claims process smoothly.

Contact Peacock Collision Center to Start Your Repairs

If you’ve been in an accident, we urge you to contact Peacock Collision Center immediately. Should your car require towing services, give us a call at 800-483-0578 and we’ll be there in no time to get your car in the shop and back on the road again. Otherwise, you can visit us at 1667 North Okatie Highway or contact us via this easy-to-use online form. Don’t delay: contact Peacock Collision Center today!

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