What to Do After an Out of Town Car Crash
Take Usual Precautions
There are some steps that are necessary regardless of where an accident occurs. If you’re involved in a collision, always check for injuries. Move the vehicle if possible and contact the police for help. Even if the wreck was minor, make sure to follow these steps.
In some cities, such as Las Vegas, the police may not come out to make an accident report for minor crashes. Still, you want to report the crash to the proper authorities so that it can be documented for insurance purposes. A police report will help you when filing an insurance claim later on.
Next, take pictures of damage to any vehicles involved and also anything surrounding the crash site. Think of things that might be helpful were you to go to trial. This might include the other vehicle and signage such as speed limits, yield signs or other traffic signals.
Because you likely won’t be returning to an out-of-town crash site, document as thoroughly as possible right after the collision occurs.
When you have a collision and need auto body repair mesa, insurance companies will recommend one or more body shops to you but the choice is always yours where you want to go. The local shops that contract with the insurance companies are usually required to order lower quality parts and do the work for a cheaper price (reducing quality).
At Orlando Auto Body we strive to use OME parts whenever possible maintain extremely high standards for our technicians and the work they do. If you’ve had a collision, at home or out of town call us at 480-428-2783!