What To Do After A Crash

Finney Auto Body is dedicated to assisting you if you are ever involved in an automobile accident with helpful customer service and quality repairs you can trust.  Follow our simple instructions after a collision and stay safe driving out there.

1. Stay Calm

After a collision, it is important to calmly assess the situation so that you can address emergencies at hand.  This is the time to call 911 if any injuries are evident.  The authorities will alert any emergency personnel as well as any officers to report to the scene

2. Move to a Safe Location After a Crash

If your vehicle is operable, move to a safe location. Look for a nearby parking lot, or pull to the side in a safe shoulder location.  The authorities will want you to allow traffic to flow and stay out of harm’s way. Turn off your car’s engine, turn on the hazard lights and use the road flares to warn other vehicles to slow down if necessary.

3. Check In on the Other Parties Involved

Once you are in a secure location, now is the time to check in with the other party.  Check for any injuries, and ask to exchange information. The important information to take note of includes:

  • Full name and contact information
  • Insurance company and policy number
  • Driver’s license and license plate number
  • Type, color and model of vehicle

4. Document the Accident

Take pictures of your vehicle from the front, sides, side angles and of course the back of the car.  Do the same for the additional party, and take photos of the location.  Document the officer, and request a copy of the accident report.  Talk to any witnesses if applicable, and ask for statements.

5. Call a Certified Auto Body Repair Shop

With over 40 years in the collision industry, Finney Auto Body can assist you through the entire process, from getting your insurance notified, towing arranged, and your vehicle repaired.  From start to finish, you’ll drive off in better shape than you imagined.