Accidents happen, and sometimes even the most careful drivers find themselves involved in a collision. There’s no doubt that car accidents are stressful situations. Knowing what to do after an accident can help you handle the situation should such a misfortune occur.
If a collision happens, before anything else you should take a deep breath. Try to get your bearings. This can be difficult in a scary situation like this, but if you’re not collected you’ll have trouble handling the rest. Next, check to see that everyone is ok. If there’s any chance of injury, no matter how potentially mild, call an ambulance. It’s better to be safe than sorry.
The next call you should make is to the police. You’ll need them there to file a report as well as to help clean up and to direct traffic. Once you’ve sent for their help, secure the area from traffic. If possible, drive damaged vehicles to the side of the road. Turn on your hazards, or set out traffic cones or emergency flares to help warn oncoming drivers. Make sure that you and any others are out of traffic’s way as well.
Lastly, notify your insurance agency. You’ll want give them as many facts about the accident as possible. From there, they can help you figure out the next steps in repairing your vehicle and getting back on the road.
Most of our used vehicles at Gossett Volkswagen Germantown are equipped with their own preventative and reactive security features. To learn more about features like these which may help protect you and your family, stop in and see us today.