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WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

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WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

How to Respond in a Tough Situation

Being in a car accident is the last thing anyone wants - but when it does happen, there are ways of making sure that the legal and insurance issues are handled with as little stress as possible.

  • First of all - stay calm.
  • If someone is injured, be sure to call for medical help.
  • Make sure you call the police.
  • Don't publicly make any statements where you either accuse the other person of causing the accident or take all the blame yourself. It could open you up to legal problems.
  • Whatever you do, don't leave the scene until you've had a chance to talk with the officer and you've gotten their name. It's important to make sure that your side of the story goes on the record. Afterward, it's a good idea to get a copy of the police report.
  • Make sure you have a pre-printed copy of your insurance information in the glove compartment, along with a camera you can use to provide pictures for the insurance company. A disposable camera with a flash for nighttime or interior shooting is usually best for this.
  • In dealing with the other driver, make sure you get their name, address, driver's license number and insurance information - and that they get the same information from you.
  • Also, make sure to get information from any witnesses as well.
  • Make sure you get pictures of any physical evidence of what could have caused the accident.
  • Write down pertinent details such as where the accident took place, what the weather was like, etc.
  • Once the information's exchanged, report the accident to the insurance company immediately, even if it's not your fault.
  • Make sure you understand how you're covered, and don't be afraid to ask the insurance company to explain the conditions of your coverage and payments.
  • Don't be afraid to seek legal advice - and don't sign anything if you don't understand it.
  • When you're using a body shop to get repairs to your vehicle, be aware that the insurance company can recommend a shop, but you are under no legal obligation to use its services. You have the legal right to choose the shop to do your repairs.
  • Also be aware that insurance companies sometimes try to dictate what type of parts are used in a vehicle's repair. They might insist that a shop not use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, as they are more expensive.

    You have a right to know what kind of parts are being used on your vehicle, and to know if your insurance policy dictates what kind of parts can be used in your car. If your policy lets you choose, you have the right to decide for yourself.
  • An insurance company also has the right to inspect your vehicle, but it is not required to do so. In addition, they cannot require you to visit one of their own claim centers.
  • And finally: Make sure you learn from this accident, but also let yourself move on from what happened. Everyone has an accident once in a while - it's just something that happens.

Remember - Drive Safely!

Want more information on your rights? To make an appointment, call us at 972-576-2030 or make an appointment online!

What People Say About Us

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    , 07/24/2019

    I am so excited my daughter found you. Your company is so professional, detailed and have great pricing. Thank you for going above and beyond. My car drives like a Lexus now. I Love my dodge journey. Thank you so much!!! I am referring my entire congregation to your establishment.

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    , 01/27/2020

    Company provides excellent services. If you need people who are willing to work with you and believes in the definition of customer service be sure to drop your vehicle here. No secrets or gimmicks they are committed to being personable!

  • Family Friendly
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    , 05/10/2020

    Reminds me of the service my grandfather provided as a automotive mechanic after he retired from working in the diesel mechanic industry. Family friendly professional service. I've hired them to do 3 jobs on my truck and 1 on my wife's car. At one point they completed working on my truck and brought it to my fire station so my wife wouldn't have to come get me after shift The next morning.

  • Family Friendly
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    , 08/22/2018

    Best mechanic in town!! Wouldn't recommend anyone else! Fast service and A+ customer service!! If you want to be treated like you matter then this is the guy for you!!

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    , 07/17/2018

    Awesome experience. Really "female" friendly. He really explained the problem and went over my options seeking the least expensive route. Thanks!

  • Trustworthy Mechanic
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    , 05/06/2019

    Friendly and fast service

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