What to do After Automobile Collision Car Crash Automobile Accident in Columbia Missouri Perry LegendNo one ever wants to get into an automotive collision, but unfortunately, they happen. If you find yourself in this situation, there is no need to panic. The team at Perry Legend Collision Repair Center has over 80 years of experience in the industry and is here to help. We are a full-service mechanical and auto body repair shop that offers great customer service. Here are a few things you should do if you are in an automotive collision.

What to do if you get into a car crash:

  1. Remain calm and assess the situation. This can be difficult to do if you are shaken up, but it is important to try to stay calm. Once you have assessed the situation and made sure everyone is okay, you can move on to the next step.
  2. Call the police. Even if the damage seems minor, it is always a good idea to call the police so that they can make a report. This report will come in handy when filing an insurance claim. Some police departments won’t file reports if there’s no bodily harm done but nevertheless it’s best to make the call.
  3. Exchange information with the other driver. Make sure to get the other driver’s name, phone number, insurance information, and license plate number.
  4. Take pictures of the damage on all vehicles involved.  This will also be helpful when filing an insurance claim.
  5. Contact your insurance company. Your insurance company will need all of the information that you gathered in steps 2-4 in order to process your claim. Please remember, YOU get to choose your auto body shop. The insurance company may try to persuade you to use their “preferred” shop but it is still your choice.
  6. Bring your vehicle to Perry Legend Collision Repair Center! We will take care of the rest and have you back on the road in no time!

What to Expect When You Bring Your Vehicle to Us

When you come to our team at PLCRC for repairs, the first thing we’ll do is give your vehicle a thorough inspection. We’ll document all the visible damage and create a repair plan accordingly. Once we have an estimate for the repairs, we’ll submit it to your insurance company for approval. In most cases, your insurance will cover the cost of repairs, although you may have a deductible to pay. If you have questions about your insurance coverage and how it may or may not protect you during a collision, read our article on insurance and then contact your agent to discuss.

Once we get the green light from you and your insurance company, our team will get to work repairing your vehicle. We work quickly but carefully to get your car back on the road as soon as possible. In addition to mechanical repairs, we also offer auto body services such as paintless dent repair, glass replacement and more. We can even take care of your vehicle after we get you back on the open road.

If you find yourself in an automotive collision, don’t hesitate to bring your vehicle into Perry Legend Collision Repair Center for all of your repair needs! We offer outstanding customer service and have over 80 years of experience in the industry! When you need us- we’ll be here down on Lemone Industrial Boulevard.