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What to do When You’re Involved in a Collision

posted by Maaco Saskatoon    |   January 22, 2014 10:11



When experiencing a collision, sometimes life can become very stressful and overwhelming when you were least expecting it to.




 Sometimes they can occur when driving conditions are poor, such as when the roads are icy, when there is black ice present, and when there is a snowstorm, or when it is very windy. 




When traffic collisions seem to happen so quickly, it can be hard to recall the details later. 




The most important thing to do in the case of a traffic collision is to remain calm, although sometimes this is a task that is easier said than done.  If someone is hurt, if you think any other driver may be guilty of a Criminal Code offence, such as drunk driving, or if there is significant property damage, you must always call the police.


In the case of an accident, if no one is hurt please try to move your car to the side of the road where it will not obstruct traffic.  If your car is not mobile, simply turn on your hazard lights, or use cones, flares, or warning triangles.


At the time that the collision occurs write down as much information as you can about the accident so that you don’t forget it when you are asked to repeat it later.  When filing a claim with your local SGI insurance outlet, you will be asked at that time to recall details about the incident.  While speaking with the other driver or drivers, if one or more was involved, write down their contact information, such as name, phone number, and address, as well as their insurance broker if applicable, and if there were any witnesses, write down their information as well.  If you can, you may sketch the accident, noting the position and directions of the cars, or use a disposable camera if you have one. 


Though it can be difficult and stressful being in a car accident, remember that these accidents can and do happen to anyone.  Always be vigilant and watchful of unsafe road conditions, and do not drive if you do not feel comfortable doing so.  If you are involved in a collision, please call SGI.  Once SGI has done all the preliminary paperwork, Maaco can help you with all your collision repairs and needs.  Please call us at Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting at 306-653-5655, or simply bring your car down to the shop at 659 51st St E and we’ll handle the concerns of your vehicle.  We can’t prevent an accident, but we can make your vehicle look like one never happened.


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