All of us do our best to be safe drivers, but on the many busy roads in and out of the DC area, we know that there's always potential that we could get into an accident. Safety of course is the number one priority, and we all hope to not be in serious collisions, but for the most common accident, where our vehicles are damaged but we might only suffer a minor injury, there's a few steps you should know to take so you can ensure the process was done completely. At DARCARS Automotive Group we're here to say this because as a group that provides collision centers throughout the area, we want to make sure your process after your collision in getting the right repairs you need is done as smooth as possible. That's why we inform everyone about what you should do if you're in an accident and how it will help make the process of getting your car, truck or SUV fixed after.

Here's what you should do when you're in a collision or car accident

After you've been through the process of the accident, the next step is to find a way to get your vehicle damaged assessed. That's where our collision centers across Washington, DC and the beltway area come in. You can bring it to any one of our locations and we can provide you with estimates and quotes, and you and your insurance can make a claim and make sure you're covered one way or another. We are fully capable of working on all different auto brands and use the right tools and have the knowledge to bring your vehicle back to working condition and road readiness while keeping its value high.

We will help you every step of the way and be your advocates in the process, and if you're ready to get started feel free to reach out to us and we can begin the work with you soon at our collision centers.

  1. Stop, and never drive away from an accident, even a minor one. That should be a given, but some people need to be reminded it's a crime to flee the scene!
  2. Make sure that everyone is protected on scene if you're safe and that you can prevent further accidents by keeping flashers on, or have a flashlight or flares in your emergency response kit in your vehicle to ensure other motorists can see and stay clear. If you can move the vehicles off the road safely, do so, otherwise stay where you are.
  3. Call the police even if there's no serious injuries, because you might need a police report to file a claim with your auto insurance, even if it's just a damage claim.
  4. Give a completely accurate record of what happened to investigating officers and also take pictures of the damage that is visible, along with any visible injuries you might have as soon as you can
  5. Exchange insurance information with you and the other driver as well as contact information. The police will do this as well, but it's important for your records as well
  6. Next call your insurance company as soon as you can, and make sure they are aware of the situation so you can begin the process of getting your claim ready
  7. Keep all your files and if you need to see a medical professional, certainly get in touch with one so you're safe and healthy post-accident
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