You may experience many different reactions after a car accident, but it’s vital to keep a clear head.

These five steps could reduce the risk of further damage or injury, prevent hassles, and save you money later on. You might want to keep this list in the glove compartment and share them with family and friends.

1. STAY CALM

You will need to remain calm in order to handle the situation and gather all information needed. If at all possible, move vehicle out of the way of traffic and turn car off immediately. If you are unable to move your vehicle, BE VERY CAREFUL WHEN YOU EXIT YOUR CAR.

2. FIRST AID CHECK & CALL THE POLICE

Assist the injured and have someone call the police and, if necessary, emergency medical services.

3. MAKE AN ACCIDENT CHECKLIST

  • Names, addresses, and driver’s license numbers of involved parties
  • Insurance Company & Policy Numbers of all vehicles involved.
  • Year, Make, Model, Color and Tag # of all vehicles involved
  • Names and contact info for witnesses.

4. REPORT YOUR ACCIDENT IMMEDIATELY:

Call your insurance agent or company, and they will advise you on what to do next. REMEMBER: IT IS YOUR RIGHT TO HAVE YOUR VEHICLE REPAIRED AT THE SHOP OF YOUR CHOICE!! IT’S THE LAW!

5. TOWING THE VEHICLE

If your vehicle will need to be towed from the scene. The police department will call for a wrecker to be dispatched to come and tow your vehicle.

You can request that your vehicle be towed to:

Joe Stewart Body Shop
2916 Summer Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone:(901) 323-2296

Joe Stewart Collision of Collierville
400 Distribution Pkwy
Collierville, TN 38017
Phone:(901) 850-0022

We will pay the Tow Bill upon arrival of your vehicle and will be applied to the insurance claim/ repair bill. We will be more than happy to assist you in any way possible in order to keep this inconvenience to a minimum.

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