what to do in case of an accident

  • Stop your vehicle if it's clear, safe and legal. Turn on emergency flashers

  • Take photos before you move the vehicle

  • Move the vehicle out of the traveled roadway, if it's clear, safe, and legal (In some states it's against the law to move the vehicle from the place where the accident occurred. Check the ordinance in your area)

  • Turn off the ignitions of the cars involved

  • Make a first aid check of all persons involved in the accident

  • Call the police and if necessary, emergency medical services

  • Gather the names of all persons in the motor vehicles and people who witnessed in the accident

  • Ask to see the other driver's license and write down the number

  • Exchange insurance company information. DO NOT discuss "fault" or make statements about the accident to anyone but the police

  • Get a copy of the police report of the accident from the local precinct

  • Have your vehicle towed to Highlander Collision or drop by our shop for an estimate

  • Call your insurance company to report the claim