Dealing with a Parking Lot Accident

If you’re involved in a parking lot accident, it’s important to know what to do next. Follow these steps to ensure you protect yourself and your interests:

1. Call the police if there are any injuries. Getting help for anyone who is injured is the first priority.

2. Remain at the scene. Never leave the scene of the accident without at least documenting the damage and exchanging information. If there is a dispute, it is best to call the police to provide official documentation.

3. Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver. This is a key step in ensuring you can file a claim later, if needed. You’ll need all of the other driver’s contact information, their insurance company, insurance policy number, name and phone number of the insurance agent and any other details that might be needed by your insurance company or the police for an accident report.

4. Record evidence of damage on both cars. Take photos or videos of the damage to each vehicle, as well as any skid marks or debris in the parking lot. This will be helpful later when making an insurance claim.

5. Take detailed notes about the damage and the scene. Include everything you can remember about how the accident happened, what the other driver said and anything else that might be important. These details will be essential when filing a claim with your insurance company.

6. Contact your insurance company. Once you have all of the necessary information from the other driver, it’s time to contact your own insurance company and let them know what happened. They’ll likely ask for all of the same information that you collected from the other driver, so have it ready.

7. Call Colors On Parade to fix the damage after your accident. We specialize in parking lot and minor collision repair and can quickly get your car looking like new again.

If you’re involved in a parking lot accident, following these steps will help ensure that you’re protected and can get the repairs you need to get back on the road quickly. Contact Colors On Parade today to learn more about our paint, scratch and dent services or to schedule a repair appointment with one of our expert mobile technicians.

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