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What to Do Before You Get a Collision Estimate in Edmonton

Any motor vehicle accident will have its own unique impact on your vehicle and your life. Though you may be shaken right after a wreck, some simple steps can help you put order on a chaotic situation while protecting you physically, legally and financially. The right actions will benefit you there at the scene, and later with your insurance company and auto body shop. Before you ever come in for a collision estimate at our Edmonton garage, Chris Auto Group offers some advice from Alberta legal advisors and the Edmonton Police Service.

If you are involved in an auto collision:

  • First, just stop. Check for damage and injuries. Leaving the scene can be an offence.
  • Call the police if: 1) any vehicles are not drivable; 2) someone is impaired; 3) a driver doesn’t have proper documents; or 4) vehicle damage is serious – over $2,000 combined.
  • If someone is injured, call 9-1-1. Leave the vehicles where they are. Step away from the road and traffic.
  • Even for damage under $2,000, exchange driver information. Take photos and witness accounts if possible. 
  • For insurance and legal protection: 1) don’t admit fault; 2) don’t offer to pay for damages or accept money; 3) don’t argue with the police or the other driver; and 4) file a collision report with the police if combined damage is over $2,000.

Visit Us for Vehicle Repairs after a Collision

After any motor vehicle collision, you can choose any auto repair garage you want for your estimate and services. Chris Auto Body works on all makes and models whether your accident has left you with scratches and dents or major restorations and frame repair. We will work with your insurance company for any necessary auto body or mechanical repairs. Call us today to schedule your collision estimate at our Edmonton body shop.

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