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What happens in the days after an auto accident?


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Being involved in an accident is a very real possibility every time you get behind the wheel. Fortunately for most, it never happens. But if you do find yourself in a fender bender, or worse, it is likely you've never gone through the after accident process. While it may be stressful, it isn't the end of the world. Just be sure to speak with your insurance agency and find a quality body shop. Here is a quick rundown of what happens after an auto accident.

The auto accident occurs

So, first things first, the accident will happen. It generally comes as a complete surprise. When the dust settles be sure to check yourself for injuries and if you deem yourself fit check on the occupants of your vehicle and the other ones involved. If an ambulance is necessary don't delay calling 911.

Consult with your insurance

After communicating with everyone involved you may elect to contact the police in order to file a police report. However, you will also want to contact your insurance agency before leaving the scene to ensure that you comply with all of the guidelines regarding filing a claim. There may be certain actions you need to take or evidence that needs to be collected, according to your individual policy.

Find an auto body shop

Your insurance company will likely recommend a body shop or two where you can go to receive an estimate and have repairs completed. You don't have to use any shop they bring up. You have the right to search for a shop of your choice. So always be sure to do your research and find a well qualified auto body repair shop.

Receive an estimate

After deciding on a shop they will conduct an estimate which will be forwarded to your insurance company. Depending on your policy they may cover all or some of the cost. Be sure to understand your policy before you ever need to use it.

Have repairs completed

Finally, the shop will complete repairs upon approval of the quote. Your vehicle will be returned to its pre-accident condition. The timeframe for repairs will vary based on the extent of the damage.

At Bergman Collision we are happy to discuss auto body repair in Farmers Branch. We service all makes and models, conducting domestic, Asian and European auto body repair. Give us a call at (972) 362-6780 to schedule an appointment for an estimate for collision repair in Farmers Branch today.


Bergman Collision Blog

Written By Brian Corey

Published By MORBiZ