If you become involved in an accident, the first thing you want to do is call 911 immediately and have the police or highway patrol respond to the scene of the collision right away. It’s extremely important that everyone be checked for injuries and treated immediately.
Even it appears there is no damage to your vehicle, you still want to call the police and have the incident documented. A police report can be extremely important in the event legal action is ever taken or hidden damage to either vehicle is discovered later.
Once home, be sure to contact your insurance company as soon as possible and inform them of the collision. When you get a moment, we encourage you to check your policy, because some policies require a 24-hour notice. In addition, your insurance company is there to help you deal with the other parties who were involved in the collision.
When its time to have your car’s damage repaired, you’ll want to take an active role in the process. Despite what the insurance representative might tell you, it’s your decision which auto collision repair center does the work. Make sure you choose someone reputable and experienced - a place who uses the right parts and does the repairs correctly. At St. Johns Auto Body, we look out for our customer’s best interests and safety, not the insurance company’s bottom line.
Having the right modern diagnostics and equipment is vital. And cleanliness can say a lot about how a particular auto collision repair center is managed. Also, the shop you use should be willing to stand behind the work they do and provide you with a good warranty.
At St. Johns Auto Body, we run one of the cleanest and most technologically advanced repair facilities around. We accept all insurance claims, and guarantee our work. The fact is most of our auto body work comes to us by word of mouth – friend telling friend, neighbors telling neighbors. We care and it shows in the superior quality auto paint and collision repair work we’re known for. We’re one of the best in North Central Florida.