How to React in a Car Crash
The freedom and advantages a car provides you are significant. However, we have to be very careful and conscious in the way we drive because as soon as we sit behind the wheel, we are all exposed to suffer a car accident.
According to the Colorado Department of Transportation, during 2017, a total of 273 fatal car accidents have been reported.
Now, you don’t need to be involved in a fatality to suffer the consequences of a car crash. It could be as simple as a scratch or a dent, but if we don’t take care of the situation in a correct way, we might end up in legal struggles.
Here is a list of recommendations Big Dog Wraps put together to help you solve your accident as soon and quickly as possible.
What to Do?
Being involved in a car accident can be stressful and scary, but as soon as you realize you are OK, you need to settle down and get yourself and the others in a safe position.
Once you and your passengers are safe, check the other car and call 911 if anyone needs immediate help.
Avoid moving any injured people, unless it is necessary because their life is in danger. For instance, if the car is on fire or in the path of oncoming traffic.
Once everyone is safe, call the police if needed and your insurance company, they could come to your help or suggest the proper procedure to set the claim.
Take pictures of the accident. Focus on the damage of both cars and the surrounding area. Try to keep a record of any skid marks or other details. Take all possible evidence before the cars are moved and talk to witnesses.
Even if it wasn’t your fault, never flee the scene before you have all the information and a third person –like an insurance officer or the police– has all the details of the accident, as well.
Keep it to Yourself
Sometimes after a car crash we are way too emotional. Therefore, it is better to stay quiet and calm at all times. Avoid arguing or overly apologizing with the other driver. Anything you say might be used against you.
Never accept any money at the scene of the auto accident or giving any details to the other driver’s insurance company. Until you can figure out the extent of your injuries and the damage to your car, you have no idea what would be fair payment for your situation.
Fix Your Car Right Away
It is very common when we are involved in a minor car crash to leave the car’s paint scratched or dented. We immediately think is not worth to spend a lot of money on a paint job for just a little scratch.
However, a scratch or dent left behind could become into a bigger mark and your car will not only lose value, but its repair will be even more expensive than before.
At Big Dog Wraps, we can help you get rid of those nasty damages in an affordable way. We are your source for car wraps and graphic solutions.
With a fresh, elegant car paint wrap, not only we can recover your vehicle’s beauty, but also protect its original paint from the weather and other damaging factors.
If your vehicle already had a wrap and it got damage, there is no problem. We can fix just that spoiled panel. Your car will come in and out, in no time. Call us today and get a free quote on your project.