What to Do After a Car Accident

Two Vehicle Accident

We understand that you might not have all your senses together after you’ve gotten into a car accident. Car accidents are a stressful and traumatic experience for everyone involved, so we’re here to help. If you’ve never gotten into a car accident before, you’re probably wondering what to do after a car accident and how to file a car insurance claim. There are a couple of important things to remember on what to do after a car accident. Today at Sawyer Chevrolet, our team will help you go over them!

Things to Remember After a Car Accident

Whether you’re going on short trips around Hudson or on an adventure around Saugerties, sometimes you might find yourself in a minor fender-bender or a major car collision. Fortunately, we’re here to help you go over what you need to remember and do after you’ve gotten into a car accident:

Minor Accidents

  1. Make sure you and your passengers don’t require any medical attention.
  2. If you’re able to, pull the vehicle over to a safe spot that’s not too far from the scene of the accident. However, take caution to not block traffic either.
  3. Notify the authorities immediately. You’ll want an official police report to file a car accident insurance claim.
  4. Grab a photo of the other party’s driver’s license, license plate number, insurance card, and contact information such as phone numbers and email addresses. If there are witnesses, grab their contact information as well.
  5. Take plenty of detailed photos of the damages on each vehicle involved and the scene of the accident.
  6. File a car accident insurance claim with your insurance provider as soon as you can.

Major Accidents

  1. Immediately call the authorities. Major accidents can sometimes mean there are medical emergencies, and you’ll likely need someone there to assess injuries and document important information.
  2. Follow up with your insurance provider as soon as possible. Your insurance will be able to provide you with the next steps and let you know what information is still needed.
  3. Keep an eye on your body. If you notice any pain or other injuries after the accident, you’ll want to visit your physician for assistance.

Now that we know what you need to do after a car accident has occurred, are you wondering how to file a car insurance claim? Continue reading below for guidance!

How to File a Car Insurance Claim

If you’ve gotten into a car accident and you’re stressed out about filing a claim, you can take a sigh of relief. Fortunately, filing a car accident insurance claim isn’t complicated at all. The most important thing when you’re reaching out to your insurance provider is making sure that you have all the necessary documentation such as:

  • Insurance policy number
  • Description of the accident scene
  • Contact & insurance information of involved parties
  • Police report number & where the report was recorded

After your insurance provider has everything they need, they’ll have an adjuster contact you or plan a meeting with you to help you assess the cost of damages and repairs. If you find you need a new vehicle after your accident, feel free to visit our showroom near Windham.

Get All of Your Automotive Needs Addressed at Sawyer Chevrolet!

It doesn’t matter if you need to shop for a brand new vehicle or have repairs and services performed at our service center, we’ll get you back on Catskill roads in no time. We’re a one-stop-shop dealership at Sawyer Chevrolet, meaning we’re equipped to handle all of your automotive needs. If you have any questions or concerns, please get in touch with someone from our team. We hope to see you soon!

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