How To Handle a Hit and Run in your Chevrolet.

Dallas Chevy dealer Being involved in any kind of car accident can be a very scary thing but being involved in a hit and run can be that much scarier. Has this ever happened to you? Ever happened to someone you know or someone you love? It happened to me once. I was driving down Colleyville Blvd about 8 years ago and a man side swiped my car at a stop light. Instead of stopping to make that I was ok…. he just took off speeding down the road. Not only care car accidents annoying but they can be deadly too. I just wanted to give you a few tips and hints to remember just in case you are ever involved in a hit and run in your new or used Chevy.

How to Handle a Hit and Run

1. Survey your immediate surroundings – If the other vehicle’s driver isn’t easily spotted in your immediate surroundings, do not try and go after the driver yourself. If this happens while you are not in the vehicle check your windshield to see if they may have left a note with their contact information.

2. Call the police – Call the police immediately to file an accident report.

3. Get the facts at the scene – Ask people nearby the scene if they witnessed the accident. Take down their reports and contact information.

4. Check for surveillance cameras – If the accident occurred in a parking lot, check to see if a surveillance camera caught the incident on tape.

5. Take pictures – If you don’t have a camera on your phone, Allstate recommends that drivers keep a disposable camera in the glove box. Take snap shots of the damage to your vehicle and of your surroundings.

6. Contact your insurance company – Report even a minor accident to your insurance company immediately. – See Allstate for more information.

Just remember knowledge is power and making sure you are proactive instead of reactive in a hit and run could save you a lot of time and heartache. Let’s just hope that this never happens to you. If it does…. make sure you stop by your Dallas Chevy Dealer and let us take a look at the damage. We can get your fixed and back on the road in no time!

 

 

 

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