In Case of an Accident

Stop by our Collision and Towing Center to pick up your complete pamphlet “In Case of an Accident…” and keep in the glove compartment of your vehicle.

If you are in an accident, follow these 8 simple steps to ensure your physical and legal safety.

  1. Stay Safe

    Remain calm.  Stop safely. Turn emergency lights on. Watch for oncoming traffic.

  2. Don’t Apologize

    An apology can imply fault. Never admit fault. If you have to say something, ask “Are you OK?”

  3. Contact Authorities

    Call an ambulance if people are injured. Notify your supervisor if you are driving a company vehicle.

  4. Get Witnesses

    Complete witness information section in Step 6.

  5. Provide Contact Info

    Show your driver’s license and registration. Complete contact information for other involved driver in Step 6.

  6. Record the Facts

    Write down the Make, Model License Plate #, Insurance, Owner’s Name and Contact Info of Other Drivers and Vehicles

  7. Get a Release from the Other Driver

    If the Other Driver agrees you’re not a fault, ask them to sign a release from any fault or liability for the accident with other driver’s signature and date.

  8. Notify Insurance Company

    DO

    • Report the accident to the Department of Motor Vehicles as soon as possible.
    • Write a complete description of the accident while it’s fresh in your mind.
    • Have even minor damage fixed. Letting your car go unrepaired can cost you in the long run.

    DON’T

    • Never discuss accident details with anyone other than police and insurance company.
    • Never agree to a phone recording or give a signed statement to other drivers’ claims adjustor/insurance company.
    • Don’t be fooled by a lower estimate. You have the right to choose the body shop. Don’t sign release until every detail is repaired to your satisfaction.
    • Never allow your car to be towed to a repair shop you are not familiar with. Don’t authorize repairs by signing a tow release unless you have decided to have your car repaired by the shop it is being towed to.

Accident Info, Larry Green Collision & Towing

Accident Info, Larry Green Collision & Towing