• Remain calm
• Make sure no one is injured or hurt
• Call police and file a report
• Only make factual statements (not opinions)
• Record all info, including if vehicle needs to be towed
• Contact your insurance company
• Choose the repair shop of your choice
When it comes to services for auto collisions, things can get pretty complicated. You'll also not be 100% focused, since emotions run high after car accidents.
Cataldo's Collision, Inc. of DuBois, PA is here to educate you on how everything works, from deductible information to how we'll repair your vehicle.
Almost anything can be fixed, if you have the right equipment. As long as you find a collision shop with the proper machines and technology, your car can be saved. When choosing an collision shop, look for membership associations, I-CAR, and ask for written warranty on repairs, parts and paint.
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While we won't turn you down, or any customer who needs our service, you would have to pay for repairs for any damage that was not directly caused by the accident at hand.
Most auto body shops have a lot of investment in their business. Some shops have had their services decreased, as per requests of the insurance company. It also may be fraudulent to save a deductible, depending on what state you live in.
Absolutely yes. According to the law, if you leave a scene of an accident involving a pedestrian, parked car, property or standard collision, you can be charged with a hit and run.
If you hit a parked car, try to find the owner of the vehicle. If you are unable to, leave your name, address, phone number and an explanation of the accident. You must also inform local police or highway patrol.