WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’VE BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT

At Sparkle Auto Body, we understand how stressful it can be to go through a car accident. We’d like to offer a few tips to help you be better prepared for an accident when it happens.

Stay where you are.

Do not panic or leave the scene of your accident; leaving the scene is one of the worst mistakes people make in these situations.

Move to a safe place that is out of the flow of traffic.

For example, if you’re on a highway or interstate, move to a safe shoulder where you and the other driver or drivers can be safe and not disrupt the flow of traffic.

Call the police.

No matter the size of the accident, you will want to make sure there is a proper police report. This legal documentation protects you and other involved drivers, no matter who is at fault.

Discuss the accident with the police and with your insurance company

—not the other drivers’ insurance companies, at least not right away. Do not admit fault.

Record the information listed below:
  • The other driver’s license and insurance information;
  • The contact information and names for the police officers who responded to the collision; and
  • The contact information and names of any witnesses to the collision.
If your vehicle is drivable, come see us at either Sparkle Auto Body location as soon as possible.

Driving a damaged vehicle is dangerous and often causes more damage. If your vehicle is not drivable, have it towed into one of our shops.

Give us a call or fill out our form here to request an estimate

Contact Us
Call your insurance company to report the accident.

Have the information you recorded at the scene handy. Tell them Sparkle Auto Body is completing your repairs and give them our phone number.
Sparkle Ct.: 608-256-2222
Packers Ave.: 608-244-3600

Stay where you are.

Do not panic or leave the scene of your accident; leaving the scene is one of the worst mistakes people make in these situations.

Move to a safe place that is out of the flow of traffic.

For example, if you’re on a highway or interstate, move to a safe shoulder where you and the other driver or drivers can be safe and not disrupt the flow of traffic.

Call the police.

No matter the size of the accident, you will want to make sure there is a proper police report. This legal documentation protects you and other involved drivers, no matter who is at fault.

Discuss the accident with the police and with your insurance company

—not the other drivers’ insurance companies, at least not right away. Do not admit fault.

Record the information listed below:
  • the other driver’s license and insurance information;
  • the contact information and names for the police officers who responded to the collision; and
  • the contact information and names of any witnesses to the collision.
If your vehicle is drivable, come see us at either Sparkle Auto Body location as soon as possible.

Driving a damaged vehicle is dangerous and often causes more damage. If your vehicle is not drivable, have it towed into one of our shops.

Call your insurance company to report the accident.

Have the information you recorded at the scene handy. Tell them Sparkle Auto Body is completing your repairs and give them our phone number.
Sparkle Ct.: 608-256-2222
Packers Ave.: 608-244-3600