Gathering the proper data after an accident has occurred may save you a lot of time and frustration
San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 10, 2011
B Line Body Shop San Jose provides drivers with expert advice on what to do immediately following an accident. With more and more distractions on the road and people continuing to text and email while driving, it is important to be prepared for an accident.
“Gathering the proper data after an accident has occurred may save you a lot of time and frustration,” said Ryan Oka of B Line Body Shop.
Once an accident has occurred, the driver needs to immediately get to a safe area off the road. When emerging from the damaged vehicle, be sure to watch out for oncoming vehicles. If injuries have occurred to any of the parties involved, contact the proper authorities.
The next thing to do is to fully document the circumstances of the accident. This can be done the old-fashioned way by writing it down, or the 21st Century way, with a smartphone app. Take pictures of the damage and the surroundings and, if the car is too damaged to drive away, contact a towing company and tell the driver where to transport the car for repairs.
Notify the insurance company and provide them with as much information as possible. The insurance company may state what collision repair shop to take the vehicle to, but by law it is the accident victim’s choice. The body shop and insurance company should work together to provide the repairs and funds possible to repair the vehicle to pre-loss condition.
Even if the car is operable and appears to have only minor damage, it is still wise to have it inspected and repaired. This will preserve the investment in the vehicle and provide future safety hazards.
Many customers have found that B Line Body Shop is the best place to turn to following a car accident.
“From the very first contact till the completion of the repairs to your vehicle, B-Line takes pride in assisting our customers throughout the entire process,” added Oka. “If you are in an accident, the best thing you can do in choosing a repair facility is to visit the facility yourself. Ask a representative to take you around the shop to show you the process that is needed to repair your vehicle properly and safely. Your car is a very important investment that you depend on daily. If proper repairs are not completed, it may result in your vehicle not performing or reacting the way it should the next time it is involved in a collision.”
For more information on B Line Body Shop and their services, give them a call at (408) 279-4500. Visit them in person at 161 Patterson Street, San Jose, CA 95112 or on the web at http://www.bodyshopsanjose.com.
About B Line Body Shop
B Line Body Shop is a full service automotive body shop, collision repair, and paint shop serving the San Jose area. They take pride in returning any vehicle to like new specifications. They use state of the art technology and equipment to ensure that anyone's vehicle is as safe as it was when it rolled off the assembly line. All painting is color matched to the individual vehicle using computerized paint mixers. This high tech equipment allows a level of detail and accuracy that is unmatched by any other method. They provide estimations, repairs, painting, scratch repair, bumper repair and dent repair. B Line Body Shop San Jose can help guide a customer through the auto insurance claim process.