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These days, your vehicle is one of the most costly investments you will ever make. In the unfortunate circumstance; such as an accident, you need to know that while you are taking care of the human aspect, we will take care of your automobile's repair needs. At Newmarket Hyundai, we care about YOU and your automobile. Remember, Newmarket Hyundai is who you want to help oversee your repairs. It is your Choice, not your insurance company's choice.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT
Accidents can happen to anyone, even the safest of drivers. In such a stressful situation, it is difficult to know what you need to do and who you need to contact. Newmarket Hyundai will provide you with an accident report booklet that lists what you need to do, to make this process easier for all parties involved. Here are some of the steps you will want to take in an accident:
1. DON'T LEAVE THE SCENE.
In most circumstances, you should remain in your car until the authorities arrive.
You should call the police to take a report on the scene. In many provinces/teritories this is actually a legal requirement. The police report may also help if legal actions are filed in the future.
2. CALL FOR A TOW.
After contacting the police, call a towing company, if required, but don't let just anyone tow your car. Always make sure you know what towing company is taking your car and where it is being towed.
3. CALL YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY.
If possible, you should call your insurance company from the scene of the accident.
If you give them all the important information now, it can mean a lot fewer headaches later and will help them administer your claim.
4. GET AN ESTIMATE ON VEHICLE DAMAGE.
While you may only be required to get one estimate on your vehicle's damage, make sure you read it carefully. You want to know what you (and your insurance company) are going to be paying. Any reputable repair shop will gladly review any questions you have regarding the required repairs.