If you get into a car accident, should you call the police?
Yes! And here’s why!
Even if your just in a fender bender it is always good to call the police.
Whether the accident was your fault or not it is good to get a police report if possible.
Sometimes if the Snellville or Gwinnett County police department is backed up they will not send an officer to a scene of an accident… if it is just a minor one. But it’s best to call anyways and allow the police to make that decision.
The next best thing is to exchange information with the other driver.
1) Don’t just ask for insurance numbers and the persons name. Ask to see the insurance card and a valid drivers license, especially if you suspect that the other party is being dishonest. You can even call the other drivers insurance company at the scene of the accident to verify. Don’t leave the scene of the accident until you have all the information you need!
2) If you have a camera phone, shoot pictures of the damage and the tag of the person involved. It is good to have a visual record. Also pictures of the street where you are at to show conditions.
3) When you are finished collecting all the information call your insurance company. The sooner you call the better. You don’t have to give them all the details, just the facts!
At this point you can give us a call at Walker Smith Body Shop 770-972-2975.
At Walker Smith Body Shop we are committed to helping you by providing top notch service. We offer free quotes and deductible help. We want to make this process as simple as possible for you. With over 40 years of business experience, we are devoted to helping you and your vehicle safely get back out on the open road!
We work with you and your insurance company. Remember Georgia Law states you have the right to choose which body shop you get the work done at. Call us, we can help you navigate the crazyness.
Walker Smith Body Shop
2055 McGee Rd • Snellville, GA 30078