What To Do After An Accident - GTA Area
Posted on January 19, 2021
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Accidents can happen to ANYONE, even the safest of drivers.
In such a stressful situation, it is difficult to know what you need to do and who you need to contact. Here are some of the steps you will want to take in an accident.
1. DON'T LEAVE A SCENE
Ideally you should remain in your car until the authorities arrive.
You should call the police to take a report on the scene. Particularly in the province of Ontario is actually a legal requirement. The police report may also help if legal actions are filed in the future.
2. CALL FOR A TOW.
After contacting the police, call a towing company-but don't let just anyone tow your car.
Always make sure you know what towing company is taking your car and where it is being towed.
3. CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
If possible , you should call your insurance company from the scene of the accident.
If you give them all your information now, then it can mean fewer headaches later and will help them administer your claim.
4. GET AN ESTIMATE ON VEHICLE DAMAGE
While you may only be required to get one estimate on your vehicle's damage, make sure you read it carefully.
You want to know what you(and your insurance company) will be paying. Any reputable repair shop will gladly review any questions you have regarding the required repairs.
Write down the important names and numbers you may need in the event of an accident and keep this card handy in your glove compartment.
Towing Company (A)______________________________
Towing Company (B)______________________________
North York Chrysler Service DPT:______________________