Probably the closest your vehicle will ever come to another vehicle in a day is in a parking lot. Coincidentally, parking lots are also a very common place for fender benders to occur. That’s why it’s important to know how to deal with collisions, no matter how minor or serious they may be.
To help you learn good practices to have while in an accident around the Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington areas, Andy Mohr Collision Center is here with this guide. Continue reading to find out for yourself what you can do to safely deal with a collision in the future.
What Happens in a Parking Lot Accident?
Parking lots can be busy places and you may not always have a ton of room to maneuver. Typically, collisions in parking lots are going to be at low speeds, so you can expect light damage to the body. This doesn’t mean that there may be deeper internal issues within the vehicle though so make sure those are taken care of.
A possible collision that may happen inside a parking lot is a collision with a parked car. If this is the case, it’s important that you still get in contact with the other driver in some way, either by waiting for them or leaving contact information behind.
Overall, parking lot accidents aren’t typically dangerous, but it’s important that you treat them seriously rather than waving them off as a simple fender bender.
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What to do in a Parking Lot Accident
If you’ve been in a parking lot accident, the first thing you’re going to do is make sure your car is in park and turned off. Before getting out of your car, you’re going to want to make sure it’s safe to get out of your car. Then, get out and check up on the other driver and see if they’re okay.
It’s also almost always a good idea to make sure that you contact the police early on. Even if the collision is minor, getting in touch with the police can help you create a police report. You want to make sure you’re documenting everything, and having a formal police report can be huge when getting in touch with your insurance provider.
While you’re collecting information on the accident, you’re going to want to make sure you’re getting this specific information:
• The insurance information of the other driver
• The phone number of the other driver
• Pictures of the license plates of the vehicles involved
• Pictures of the damage done to both vehicles
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What Damage is Common During a Parking Lot Accident?
There are a lot of different things that can happen to your vehicle during a parking lot accident but here are just a few of the common collision repairs that may be needed:
• Front Bumper Repair
• Paintless Dent Repair
• Frame Repair
Schedule Collision Service with Us
Nobody wants to be in a parking lot accident, but we can get you back to driving around Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington with our collision services. To get started repairing your vehicle, schedule an appointment with Andy Mohr Collision Center today!