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What To Do In A Fender Bender

A fender bender usually consists of a minor car accident at a low speed.

If you’ve just been in a fender bender, take a deep breath and try to stay calm. Here's a guide to help you work through the accident.

  • Move your vehicle to a safe spot on the road, and confirm everyone involved in the accident is safe. Turn on your hazard lights if you're near oncoming traffic or on the shoulder of a road. If you can't move your vehicle without causing more damage, you may have to leave it where it is.

  • If anyone is injured, call 911.

  • Once you’ve confirmed everyone is safe, contact the police. You’ll be able to report the accident and receive a copy of the police report. Even if no one is hurt, their report can help with insurance claims.

  • Insurance, contact information, and vehicle details should be exchanged with the other driver.

  • Take pictures of any damage to your car and any other involved vehicles. Consider taking a few pictures of the location where the accident occurred.

  • If any witnesses were present, get their contact information.

  • Contact your insurance to report the accident. They'll provide you with options so you can make the best decision for your situation.

Fender benders happen. But you can help prevent them by eliminating distractions, paying attention to traffic signs and lights, avoiding tailgating, and driving slowly in unfavorable weather conditions.

You should get your car checked on regularly by a certified auto mechanic.

If you’ve been involved in a fender bender, contact a certified auto body repair shop for an estimate.

Have you recently been involved in a fender bender?

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