What To Do In The Event Of An Auto Collision
1. SAFETY FIRST
If possible, move your vehicle out of traffic and turn on its flashers. Put out warning triangles or flares if you have them. Then stand a safe distance away while you talk to other drivers or wait for help.
2. ARE YOU INJURED?
Double-check yourself and others around you to make sure no one is hurt. Even a fender bender might have caused an injury that's not noticeable right away. Summon medical help if there is any doubt.
3. CALL THE AUTHORITIES
Call the police, especially if there has been substantial damage or anyone is injured or acting confrontational. Ask for the investigating officer's name and contact information, and for the accident report number so that you can follow up. While you’re waiting for help, you can look for a reliable New Orleans auto body shop to get your vehicle repaired as soon as possible.
4. EXCHANGE INFORMATION
Obtain the name, address, phone number, drivers license number, plate number, and insurance information of any other drivers involved in the accident, along with the names of anyone with injuries and any witnesses. But don't argue over who is at fault or admit blame.
5. RECORD THE SCENE
If possible, take photos of the scene (use your smartphone camera and wait for the screen to focus) or draw a diagram showing the cars' positions. Taking body collision photos helps your chosen repair experts make a correct assessment and give you an estimate for the needed repairs.
6. CALL FRADELLA'S
Whether your car is merely scratched and you need a trusted auto paint shop in New Orleans, or you’re in need of thorough collision repair, we’re at your service. After recording the scene, call one of Fradella’s auto body repair shops in New Orleans and we will guide you through the next steps of getting your vehicle repaired quickly and safely.