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Had An Accident?

Let us help! We will pick you up, deal with the insurance company and call you when your car is ready!

Let Danilchuk Auto Body help you from the first step!

We will pick you up, take your car in, deal with the Insurance company and call you when the car is ready!

Although car accidents are more prevalent in the winter months, what you need to do after an accident never changes. Obviously it is hard to think clearly after a car accident so it is important to know before you get into an accident what to do first and what questions may need answered. This checklist will help you know what to do after a car accident. It is best to review it now and then print it out and keep a copy with you in your car.

 

Among other things you might want to do, call Danilchuk Auto Body to help you from the first step all the way to completion. We’ll pick you up, take your car in, deal with the Insurance company and call you when the car is ready!


scroll down to view our list of do’s and dont’s

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Do!
  • Stop at once and Identify yourself.
  • Show your driver's license and registration to the other driver, the injured persons, and to any police officer.
  • If injuries appear serious, call an ambulance. If you feel you were injured in any way, see a physician promptly. It is important for you to seek treatment right away.
  • Report the accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles within ten days if property damage exceed $_______ (Check with you local Depart of Motor Vehicles to confirm amount) and / or injury or death results.
  • Write a complete description of the accident as soon as possible. Use this handy accident record to help you gather important information. If possible, take pictures, even if this means returning to the scene of the accident at a later time.
  • Notify your insurance company, even if the claim appears small and there are no apparent injuries. Settling the claim yourself is dangerous. Follow all prescribed procedures when reporting an accident to your insurance company.
  • Be aware of the "Appraisal Clause" in your insurance policy. If the insurance company and the body shop cannot agree on what the repairs should cost, this could provide a means for a fair settlement.
  • Have even minor damage repaired. Letting you car go unrepaired can sot you in the long run. Dents and rust spots deduct from the resale or trade-in value of your car. You will pay for it eventually, so drive a car that's in first class condition now.
Don't!
  • Do not discuss responsibility
  • Do not discuss the circumstances of the accident with anyone except the police and a positively identified representative of your insurance company.
  • Never give a signed statement to the claims adjuster representing the other driver's insurance company. The same foes for a phone recording. If you are being pressured, you may wish to consult an attorney.
  • Don't accept a check for the repair of your car until you're sure it covers all neccessary repairs. As the owner, you are the person who is responsible for having you car repaired to your satisfaction. Choosing a quality repair shop is an important decision in assuring your satisfaction.
  • Don't be fooled by the "lowest estimate". There is a big difference in the body shops. A low bid could reflect an incomplete job. When some item (such as alignment) are overlooked on a repair, the consequences to the driver can be serious. An improperly repaired car, especially on with heavy structural damage, is like a time bomb waiting to go off. Exercise your right to determine which shop will repair your car. Make sure every detail has been attended to and repaired to you complete satisfaction before signing any insurance company release.
  • Don't allow you car to be towed to a repair shop you are no familiar with. Don't authorize repairs by signing a towing release unless you have decided to have your car repaired by the shop you car is being towed to. Read and understand all papers before you sign them.