Five Things to do in the Aftermath of a Collision

Believe it or not, approximately 6 million car accidents occur in the United States each year. That means your chances of being involved in a collision are considerable. Unfortunately, many people don’t know what to do if they’re involved in a car wreck that puts their vehicle out of commission.

Dealing with an accident isn’t just a matter of calling a tow truck and calling it a day. Here are a few things you should do

What to do after a car wreck?

Here’s a short list of what you’ll need to do before the tow truck arrives:

  1. If you’re ok, dial 911 to report the accident
  2. Be ready to exchange information with the other driver. Most information you need will already be on your insurance policy card, but you also need your driver’s license, your registration, and a pen
  3. Take photos of the damage to all vehicles. These can be used to make your case to a claims adjuster
  4. File an accident report with your local law enforcement agency and get a copy of the police report for your claims adjuster
  5. Call a tow truck if the vehicle is inoperable. Deciding where you want the towing company to take your vehicle isn’t always easy. If you are in the Wichita/Andover area, consider using our towing service. Call us at (316) 719-2100

Do you know what to do if you need a tow after a fender-bender? Contact the pros at Collision Center of Andover. We’re happy to answer any questions you might have.