Read-end accident—two words no one ever wants to hear. When the unwanted does happen, it’s good to know the team at Andy Mohr Collision Center is here for you. We’ve been helping our friends in Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington with all their rear-end collision needs for years, and we’re happy to do the same for you.
What Is a Rear-End Accident?
Simply put, a rear-end collision occurs when a car crashes into the vehicle in front of it. This typically occurs when there are unfavorable road conditions, sudden stops, or inattentive drivers. Sometimes, even with high-end tech equipped on your car, these types of accidents are unavoidable, so it’s helpful to know what to do when the situation occurs.
What to Do After a Rear-End Collision
If you find yourself in a rear-end collision, there are some important steps you need to take to ensure your safety and the safety of everyone around you. Taking the right steps after an accident also makes it more likely the insurance process will go smoothly. Here are the main steps you should take…
As is in any high-stress situation, it’s crucial you remain calm. Take a second to take a couple deep breaths before surveying the situation. It’s important you stay as relaxed as possible, so you don’t miss a step or put yourself in danger.
Check for Injuries
After you’ve counted to 10, check yourself for any injuries. Do so before leaving the car, since neck injuries may require special attention from a trained EMT. If you’re experiencing any pain, call for help immediately. Even if you don’t have any pain right away, consider making an appointment with a doctor, since it can take several hours for the full effects of whiplash to set in.
Report the Incident
After making sure you and the other driver aren’t seriously hurt, you should call the police. This helps to document what occurred, so you have more information for your insurance company. Make sure to ask for a copy of the incident report, as well, and make copies as needed for your records. Not sure how to file a police report? We explain how here.
Pictures can provide a clear overview of what happened during a rear-end collision. It also helps when dealing with the insurance company, to provide them with all the information they need. A snapshot of the damage on both cars also makes sure you’re getting coverage for the exact damage accrued during the incident. Read some advice on which photos to take after a car accident.
Call Your Insurance Company
After taking the previous steps, it’s time to call your insurance company and make a claim. Make sure to be as detailed as possible and have your incident report and pictures ready to send to them and answer all their questions.
Common Rear Damage and How We Can Help
Some of the most common damages that occur during a rear-end collision are:
- Broken taillights or headlights
- Scratched, dented, or broken bumpers
- Paint damage
- Airbag deployment
Of course, other types of damage may occur as well. Fortunately, our collision center is here to help! Our team of experts will take the time to analyze the damage and will recommend the best course of action to take to get you back on the road quickly. We specialize in working with your insurance, too, so you can trust you’re in good hands.
Schedule Rear-End Accident Repair with Us Today!
The next time you’re in an accident, there’s no need to worry. Andy Mohr Collision Center will get your car up and running, so you can get back to all your Plainfield, Indianapolis, Fishers, and Bloomington adventures. Call us today to schedule your next appointment at one of our four body shops!