Learn what steps to take after an automobile collision from the team at the Tregunno Group.
A car accident can be a very stressful experience. Knowing what to do next can help you remain calm.
Assess for Injuries
If there are any serious injuries call 911. If injuries are not apparent, it is always a good idea to get checked out by a doctor after a collision.
Move the Vehicles
If drivable and on a main street or in traffic, it is always a good idea to move the vehicles off to the shoulder or a safer side street.
Call for Help
Call the police to make a police report if i) the damage appears to be more than $2,000 ii) anyone is injured iii) you suspect any of the other drivers are guilty of a criminal office ie. Driving under the influence. You may also need to call a tow truck if your vehicle is not drivable. If the damage appears to be less than $2,000, you can simply go to a Police Reporting Centre near you within 24 hours of the accident to make a report and photos of the damage will be taken.
- Take photos of the scene and damage
- Collect details of involved party (insurance company and policy number, drivers name, drivers license number, and contact info) * taking a photo of their drivers license and pink slip is a quick way to get the majority of this info*
Call Your Insurance Broker
Discuss the impact of entering a claim, get advice, and process a claim if necessary. A comprehensive list of company claims numbers can be found on our website.
Keep in mind, you have up to 1 year to enter a claim after the date of the accident.