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11 Things to Do Immediately After a Car Accident

October 25, 2019
You’ve just been in your first automobile accident. Take a deep breath. Don’t panic. Collect yourself. Over 6 million people get through car crashes every year, and you can too. Here are the 11 most important things to do immediately following a car accident or collision:

1. Don’t Leave!

Even if the accident seems minor, don’t flee the scene of the accident. This is illegal, and you could be cited for a misdemeanor hit-and-run even if you weren’t the cause of the crash. This misdemeanor will come with a large fine and potentially even jail time, and if someone has been injured in that accident, you may be charged with a felony.

If you see a car speed away from the scene, go full Sherlock Holmes and mentally jot down the vehicle’s make, model, and license plate number. With any luck, police will investigate and substantiate your claim of a hit-and-run. Continue Reading…
Dealership Events, Under the Hood

Debbie's experience with collision

November 12, 2010

where all the magic happens ...

I just received an email from someone who unfortunately had a slight fender-bender. That’s never any fun, but fortunately, her experience after the fact – made it all alright! Here’s her story: Q. ┬áSo, what happened? A. “I was in a hurry for work Saturday morning and had to have my Starbucks. I was pulling into a parking space and I guess my distance/space reasoning was not awake yet. My passenger side totally went into a large trucks bumper.” Q. What was the first thing you did? A. “I checked out the other car and was happy that I didn’t do anything to it. Gave the young lady my number. Got my coffee; made it a double! Q. What next? A. “So, Monday morning I went straight to McCarthy Collision, met with Danny Larson- who was SOOOOO nice. He assessed the damage and gave me an estimate. Then I called my Insurance Company, and of course McCarthy is an approved vendor! I gave Danny my claim number and he is taking care of the rest. I will grab my car on Wednesday and that is it!” “Thank you Danny for making my tragic car drama so easy!” Thanks, Debbie Droskin “Debbie from Glitters”