Carriage Body Shop Centers | Auto Body Repairs & Restoration Services

Specialize in Big Auto Body and Collision Repair

310 999 8118


What to Do After a Collision

Take a deep breath and walk through the checklist below. We’ll help you figure out the rest.

Carriage Auto Body Shop : In the event of an accident, follow these steps to ensure a smooth process:

  1. Photograph the Scene: Capture multiple angles of the scene. If safe to do so, photograph the vehicles before moving them.


  1. Move Vehicles to Safety: Prioritize safety. If the vehicles are at risk of further damage or blocking traffic, move them to a safe location. Call for medical assistance if needed.


  1. Call Local Police: Inform them of the accident. Having an official police record can be crucial in certain situations.


  1. Collect Information: Gather accident and driver information from other parties involved.


  1. Contact Statewide Towing: Statewide Towing has 24/7 access to Buerkle Body Shop and a longstanding partnership. They’ll transport your vehicle where it needs to go.


  1. Report to Insurance: While waiting for the tow, contact your insurance company and report the accident.


  1. Need a Replacement Vehicle?

   – During Business Hours: Call us directly.

   – Outside Business Hours: We’ll contact you the next business day to guide you through the next steps. Arrange for transportation and take a moment – we’ll be in touch.


Remember to stay calm and prioritize safety during these steps. We’re here to assist you through the process.