After A Car Crash Checklist

Exchange Information with the driver(s) of the other vehicle(s) in the car crash.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Driver’s License number
  • Expiration date of license
  • Date of birth
  • Telephone numbers
  • Vehicle’s year, make, and model
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Vehicle’s License Plate and expiration date
  • Name and address of insurance company
  • Auto insurance policy number

If the driver involved in the car crash does not own the car, get the registered owner’s information.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Driver’s License number
  • Expiration date of license
  • Telephone numbers
  • Name and address of insurance company
  • Auto insurance policy number

Don’t admit fault of the car crash.

Document everything.

  • Location of the car crash
  • Vehicles involved
  • License Plate
  • Driver’s license
  • Insurance card
  • Pictures of the accident with street signs or identifiable buildings in the background
  • Close up pictures of the damage to all vehicles involved
  • Pictures of the accident in all angles
  • Parties involved
  • Witnesses

Gather witness of the car crash and passenger information.

  • Name
  • Address
  • Date of birth
  • Driver’s License number
  • Expiration date of license
  • Telephone numbers

Speak to law enforcement and get his/her information.

  • Officer’s name
  • Officer’s badge number

Draw a diagram of the car crash.

Call your insurance company.

  • Get claim number
  • Adjuster’s name
  • Adjuster’s number

If applicable and in your policy.

  • Get a reservation number for a car rental
  • Get a tow truck

Take your car to the auto body shop of your choice and give them pertinent information.

  • Your information
  • Your car insurance information
  • Claim number
  • Adjuster’s name
  • Adjuster’s number

Inform your insurance company what body shop your car is at.

  • The insurance company will send out an appraiser to go look at your car at that auto body shop.
  • The appraiser will give an estimate of repairs to the auto body shop.
  • The insurance company will deal with your auto body shop to repair your vehicle.
  • The insurance company and/or the auto body shop will keep you posted on the status of your vehicle.

Pick up your car at the auto body and paint shop and make payment.

  • Your deductible and
  • Insurance payment check

Involved in a car crash?  Need help?  Contact us, we can help.

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-Amol S., 2020

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