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In An Accident? Follow These Steps

The moments after an accident can be fast and stress-filled. At Boch Collision Center in Norwood, Massachusetts, we want to make your post-collision experience as smooth as possible. This is why we have put together a handy checklist letting you know what to do after your vehicle is in a collision. Find out more on this page, and then get an estimate at Boch Collision Center near Randolph and Mansfield if your vehicle needs repairs.

STEP 1:

Check Everyone for Injuries

Before you do anything else, you should always make sure that everyone in your vehicle is OK. If anyone is injured, call 911 for medical help right away.

STEP 2:

Move the Vehicles and Call the Authorities

If it’s possible to move your vehicle to the side of the road, doing so is a good idea. After you move your vehicle, you can set up emergency triangles or flares. If you can’t move your vehicles, you and your passengers should move to the side of the road if everyone is uninjured. Once you have moved to the side of the road, you can contact the authorities. They will let you know whether they are sending an officer or whether you can file a police report later.

STEP 3:

Document the Accident

After contacting the authorities, you should document the accident. It’s a good idea to take pictures of all affected vehicles from multiple angles, including detailed photographs of any damage that is visible. You should also write down information about the accident (including the time it happened, where it happened, and details about all vehicles involved) and talk to the other drivers. Do not apologize or make small talk, but do get contact information, insurance information, their driver’s license number, and their vehicle’s VIN.

STEP 4:

Consider Filing an Insurance Claim

If your vehicle only has a couple of minor dents or scratches, you may want to pay out of pocket. However, if the damage is enough that repairing your vehicle would cost more than your deductible, you should file an insurance claim.

Schedule an Estimate at Boch Collision Center Near Dedham and Westwood, MA

When you’re looking for a place to bring your vehicle for collision repairs, we invite you to schedule a free estimate at Boch Collision Center. You can also submit a photo estimate online. We are staffed by certified technicians and have an I-CAR Gold Class® rating, so you can rest assured that your vehicle will be in good hands as we restore it.

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