The turn in the new year does not reflect a change in our nasty midwest winters. This unfortunate truth also comes hand-in-hand with decreased visibility and traction on snowy, icy, and rainy days. While you may be taking precautions to drive safe, the same cannot be said for the other drivers on the road. The next best step that you can take is being prepared for what may happen after an accident occurs.
Document And Take Pictures
If you are able to photograph the scene and the damages from the crash, you will be able to better remember and share all important and pertinent information with the police, insurance companies, and any repair specialists. Be sure to take down the time, date, location, name, insurance company, and license plate of the other vehicles in the crash. The more information you can get, the better off you will be. This information is often taken by the police but it is important you have the information for your records as well.
File an Insurance Claim
One reason for taking detailed notes and photos is to assist you in making a claim to your insurance company. As many of us know, insurance claims can be a headache but with proper documentation and detailed reports, it can help ease some of the stress involved. Be aware, in the state of Wisconsin, it is every vehicle owner’s right to choose their repair shop. Some insurance companies may suggest a specific shop they would like you to use to but it is not within their authority to tell you when you have to take your repair.
Seek Medical Attention
If you have dire injuries, make sure an ambulance is called immediately. If your injuries are mild or nonexistent at the moment, check on all involved in the accident to ensure their safety as well. It is highly recommended that you be examined by a doctor shortly after your car accident to ensure your health and physical condition are not compromised. If you do experience aches, bruising, or any other symptoms within a week of your accident, be sure to report these to your doctor to rule out internal bleeding or other dangerous and life-threatening situations.
Take Your Carl to a Collision Repair Specialist
After you ensure your health, it’s time to assess the damage to your vehicle. The best way to do this properly is to take it to a collision repair specialist. An experienced mechanic can take a look at your vehicle and assess the damage and the necessary repairs to make your vehicle look like new again. The damage may be internal as well and they can ensure each component of your vehicle is working correctly and fix those that are not.
Wrecktify Collision knows that accidents are unavoidable but the care you take afterward is essential. Your health and safety is our first priority and the proper restoration of your vehicle is our second priority. With expert team members and years of experience, there is no one you can trust more than Wrecktify Collision. Contact us to learn more about our services.