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Accident Checklist

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Have you ever been in a car accident and don't know what to do? For this month's blog, we will teach you some of the accident checklists you should know when a car accident happens! Driving can be something that sounds fun to do, but it can also be risky if we don't take precautions and are focused on the road. Traffic accidents can happen anytime, to anyone, and for this reason, it is essential to be prepared and know what to do when it happens. 

When people suffer a car accident, the first thing they do is get paranoid and leave the scene, which is reasonable. But trying to leave the place of the accident without even calling the police or making sure the other people on the vehicle are okay can be the most common mistake people make in these cases. Here are some of the things you should know for when a car accident happens: 

  • Stay Safe: After being in a car accident, the first thing you should do is try to get out of the vehicle and move it to a safe place if possible. 

  • Call 911: Make sure to call for help, and include if there are people seriously injured. 

  • Talk to the other driver: It is essential to check if the other driver is okay and get their contact information such as their name, address, phone number, and license plate of their vehicle.  

  • Get other information: If other people who witnessed the accident get their contact information, it might be helpful for later use. Make sure also to take pictures of the scene from the accident and any damages on both vehicles. 


Getting into a car accident can be the worst nightmare, but always make sure to follow these steps if that ever happens to you. Keep in mind to always drive safely on the roads and be free of distractions. Don't text while driving, don't be under the effect of any drugs or alcohol, and most importantly, before going into the road, ensure that your vehicle is working correctly. 

If you think you have some issues with your vehicle, don't wait until the last minute to get them fixed. Here at CARSTAR Robert's Collision & Repair, we can help your car with any auto body repair it needs. If you have questions for our team or your Kemper Direct / Unitrin Insurance representative, contact CARSTAR Robert's Collision & Repair! We invite you to schedule an appointment at

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