What to do at the scene of a car accident?
Stay in your vehicle unless it is completely unsafe. Officers normally advise to stay put. Call 911 and communicate the accident, location, number of vehicles involved and if you are safe or hurt. This will allow the police and ambulance on scene as quickly as possible.
At the accident scene, should your vehicle not be safe to drive, advise the officer you would like to have your vehicle towed by Crestmont Cadillac Collision Center or repair shop of your choice. Only having your vehicle towed once will be a savings for your insurance company. If your vehicle is safe to drive, take your vehicle to Crestmont Cadillac Collision Center or the collision facility of your choice; give them all your insurance information, asking them to advise your insurance company about the repairs.
Next, you should also contact your insurance company and advise them of the accident, where your vehicle was taken and on the damage. Some insurance companies have what is called “drive-in claims service.” It is not mandatory you use this service unless your policy states otherwise. Just inform your insurance company where their claims person can see your vehicle.