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Essential Guide for Handling Car Accidents in the
San Francisco - Bay Area
250 Napolean Street
San Francisco, CA
EC-Auto Body, - auto repair san Francisco - experts in auto body
and auto collision repair want to inform all drivers in the San
Francisco - Bay Area about the essentials for how to handle car
accidents when they occur in the San Francisco - Bay Area.
Lets face it, no one plans on getting into a car accident - not to
mention the emotional stress, the disruption to ones routine and
daily plans and lastly the thought of being placed in life
EC - Auto Body - San Francisco Auto Body Repair understands
that getting into an accident is never a pleasant experience, so we
have brought to you an Essential Guide for Car Accidents -
which has great quick tips to help you out on the road.
1. Inside your car, there should always be a handy kit that
includes the following: Phone - your cell phone to make call
- especially if local fire fighters, police or paramedics are
needed. A small list of important phone numbers - such as a
towing service provider, your insurance company's phone
number for placing a claim. A copy of a valid and up to date
Insurance proof and policy # - this is required by law to be
in your car. Your vehicle's valid and up to date registration
- also required by law to be inside your car at all times.
Lastly, you will need a camera to document the accident
and damages - a phone camera with 5-megapixel resolution
or higher is best - but sufficient memory is also a must. Also,
it is best to be well prepared with water, fire and some trail
mix - this can be kept in the trunk.
2. When you get into an accident - KEEP CALM - keep your
composure - stay alert. When you get into an accident - it is
best to remain calm, double-check everyone in your car for
immediate injuries. It does more harm when you act with
anger, rage and become confrontational. Check to make
sure everyone is OK .
3. Pull your car over to a safe location - if you can. By
maneuvering your car to the shoulder of the road - preferably
to the right side - if easily possible - can help other drivers
avoid your car - AVOID CREATING A BIGGER
ACCIDENT - such as a multi car pile up in the highway.
4. Turn off your music! Please turn your music OFF and focus
on the road - focus and navigate to safety! Turn your hazard
lights ("FLASHERS") On - so that other drivers know and
5. Set car to park and turn ignition to OFF position. Now
once your car is in a safe location, its is now possible to start
communicating with your ON STAR or other Automotive
manufactures premium satellite - navigation -
communication and concierge services.
6. Access your vehicles registration and insurance
information. Declare and submit a claim of loss/damage.
* If you got into an accident with another vehicle and driver, be
take a deep breath, remain calm - prepare yourself to communicate
POLITELY with the other driver. Do not act aggressive and blame
them for causing the accident. The accident already occurred - no
need to discuss who is at fault.
EXCHANGE INFORMATION: In the San Francisco - Bay Area
it is very vital to exchange information with the other driver(s)
-Drivers License #
Verify license plate#- Verify license registration and license plate#
Insurance company and policy number
-Phone Number daytime + night time
Year/Make/Model/ and color of car
Next it is extremely vital that you remember and state the date -
time and location of the accident.
No one wants to get into an accident, but with the tips from EC -
Auto Body: EC Auto Body - San Francisco Auto Body - you can
have good valuable information on how to handle accidents when
they happen. Lets all do our part and be safe on the road.
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