After Collision

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After Collision


Know what steps to take immediately after your car is damaged.

Repair Process


Learn about H&V Collision Center’s state-of-the-art repair process.

Insurance


Find out how H&V Collision Center works with your insurance.

Wondering what to do after a car accident? You’re not alone.

Here is our checklist of best practices for everyone who has been in an auto accident and is wondering what to do next.

If you’ve been in a car accident (with other vehicles or alone):

  • Get uninjured passengers out of the vehicle to the side of the road, safely away from the vehicle and oncoming traffic.
  • Call 911. If you do not have a phone, ask at least two people to call on your behalf.
  • Get the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses.
  • Call H&V Collision Center.
  • Do not attempt to drive your vehicle if it appears unsafe to drive. Have it towed to your collision center.
  • Report the accident to your insurance agent or company within 24 hours.
  • Report the accident to the DMV if damages to your vehicle are greater than $1,000.

 

  • Do not make any statements about the accident to anyone but the police.
  • Do not accept any informal settlements offered by other drivers involved.

If your car is damaged while parked, by hail or any other situation:

  • Call H&V Collision Center to discuss your situation.
  • Report the accident to the police if the damage appears to have been caused by another vehicle.
  • Do not attempt to drive your vehicle if it appears unsafe to drive. Have it towed to your collision center.
  • Report the damage to your insurance agent or company within 24 hours.

Once your car is safely at H&V Collision Center, the repair process can begin.