For many, summer is synonymous with roadtrips. Whether your plans take you a few dozen miles or a few thousand, an out-of-town car accident may occur. What do you do if you have an accident out of town?
Do This First
For the most part, you follow the same steps you would in a collision close to home. This includes the logical steps immediately after a crash, such as:
- Exchanging contact info with all involved motorists
- Calling 911 if anyone was hurt
- Obtaining contact info from eyewitnesses
- Taking photos of the scene and closeups of any damage
Before You Contact Your Insurance Carrier
Most insurance policies cover all claims that occur anywhere within the continental U.S. Some may even cover collisions outside the U.S. Before contacting yours, have all the above information gathered and at hand, including the photos of collision areas on all vehicles involved. Your agent will thank you.
Locate a Collision Center
You may be able to take your vehicle to a collision repair center near your home depending on the severity of the collision. If the damage is more severe, you may have to take it to a repair shop near the site of the accident.
If this is the case, be sure to check the warranty. If an issue with the repair occurs after you’ve returned home, it may be impossible to recoup any losses.
We Cover Out-of-Town Car Accident Repairs
If the damage is relatively minor, bring the car to Absolute Auto Body after your trip, especially for cosmetic damages, such as a dent or scratch in the auto paint. In short, treat an out-of-town car accident as any other collision scenario. Contact us with all your auto body needs!
Your Experts for Out-of-Town Car Accidents in Lynnwood
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