What to do After a Car Accident

The best way to handle an accident is to be prepared for one. Here's a list of things you can do to be ready for whatever happens on the road:

  • Keep an emergency kit in your car at all times. These include items such as a flashlight, batteries, first aid kit, basic tool kit, flares, water, and a blanket.
  • Keep important information in your glovebox. This would be your vehicle registration, insurance, and emergency contacts.
  • Make sure your phone is always charged!
At the scene of an accident:

  • Take a deep breath and stay calm.
  • Check all people involved for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt. Even a minor symptom such as dizziness could require medical attention.
  • If the accident is minor, move the cars to a safe place out of the way of traffic. Make sure the car is in park and it is safe to get out.
  • Turn on your hazard lights and use cones, warning triangles or flares for safety. This lets other drivers know your car is parked and not going anywhere any time soon.
  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor. A police report is incredibly helpful when dealing with your insurance company and other drivers involved.
  • Exchange contact and insurance information with the other driver involved before you leave. This includes their full name, phone number, address, insurance company and policy number, type of vehicle, driver's license number, and the location of the accident.
  • Notify the Gene Butman Ford Body Shop. (888) 428-4135
  • If your car is not drive-able, have it towed to Gene Butman Ford. 

The Body Shop at Gene Butman Ford is ready to help you get back on the road quickly and smoothly.

Contact

Gene Butman Ford

2105 Washtenaw Avenue
Directions Ypsilanti, MI 48197

  • Sales: (888) 370-1052
  • Service: (888) 373-7859
  • Parts: (888) 374-7681
  • Body Shop: (888) 428-4135

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