What to Do If You Have Been in an Accident
For many people, getting into a car accident is one of their biggest worries. And in a congested area like Philadelphia, unfortunately, they can be pretty common. This is why it pays to know what to do if you ever find yourself in this situation, and our Chevrolet service offers some steps to take:
Move Your Vehicle Off the Road
Even if it’s just a fender-bender, you need to move your vehicle onto the shoulder, into a parking lot, or as far off the road as you can. All too often rubberneckers make things worse – and potentially dangerous – with their gawking.
Assess the Situation
Now, you’ll want to figure out if you or anybody else in your car is hurt. When in doubt, call for an ambulance. You never want to move someone if they appear to have a serious injury.
Call the Police
If you don’t think you need medical attention, you still have to call the police. They’ll need to speak to you and any other drivers involved and document what happened.
Talk to the Other Driver if Applicable
If emotions are high, you may not have to directly talk to the other driver, as you might be able to do this through a police officer. However, you will probably need to get some information, including their name and insurance details.
Get a Quality Repair
Once all of the commotion has settled down, it’s time to look at your vehicle and see what the accident did. In some crashes, the outside may look fine, but there ends up being damage under the hood. This is why you should always have your car looked at by pros after an accident.
For all of your maintenance and repair needs – resulting from an accident or not – you can count on the service center at Patriot Chevy of Warminster.