What to Do After A Car Crash: Part 1

The harsh winter weather change in the Midwest leads to more dangerous driving conditions and an increased demand for Monroe County collision repair shops. Wrecktify Collision has extensive knowledge of all aspects of collision repair and can help you be ready to act after you are involved in a car crash.

Car crashes are never expected or planned for but they are often unavoidable and can cause extreme physical damage to your, your passengers, and your vehicle. Your first instincts after a car crash can make a life and death difference.  In order to help prepare you for the inevitable car crash you may be involved in or be a bystander to, we want you to be informed on what you should do after a car crash.

Get to Safety

Your first move after a car crash needs to be one of protection from further damage. This may mean you need to get away from the immediate site of the crash but never leave the scene of an accident, this can lead to a misdemeanor or a felony charge. If you are seriously injured and unable to move, make sure that you let others involved in the crash that you need medical assistance. Moving when you are seriously injured can lead to increased injury that is unavoidable.

Protect The Scene

If you are able to exit your vehicle, your next step is to make sure to protect the scene and check on all others involved or near the accident scene. If you are able to move your vehicle from harm’s way, you should. If you are not, make sure to turn on your hazards so that other drivers can avoid hitting you or your vehicle and cause further damage. Check on the other driver or drivers in the crash to make sure that they are safe and you can call for medical attention if it is needed.

Call the Police

One of your next steps should include at least one of the drivers making a phone call to your local police department to inform the police of the crash and ask for an officer to come to the scene to assist traffic redirection and ensure all parties cooperate.

Being prepared for a car crash can help you protect you, your passengers, and any other persons involved. Make sure that you do your part after a car crash to ensure safety, proper authorities are called, medical attention is given when needed, and your vehicle is repaired properly at a Monroe County collision repair specialist. Wrecktify Collision is experienced in all types of collision repair and can assist you as you deal with reporting your car crash records to your insurance company. With qualified mechanics and technicians, your car will be back to working condition and looking beautiful in no time. Be sure to call us to learn more about our services and stay safe this winter.

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