Chaz Collision Express understands that an accident can be a very confusing and shocking experience.   Here is some great advice on what to do in the event of an auto accident whether it happens in the great state of Alaska or anywhere else.

1. STOP! Don’t make any sudden moves. Take a few moments, regain your composure. Don’t panic, the worst is over.

2. Inventory yourself, your passengers and any pedestrians or other vehicles who may have been involved in the accident. Get a quick assessment of any injuries and take basic first aid steps if needed.

3. Get everyone involved in safety. If possible, move the vehicles off the road to prevent any further hazards and turn off the vehicle to prevent fire. If possible have someone alert oncoming traffic that an accident has occurred.

4. GET HELP! Call 911 if necessary; emergency response units must be notified of any injuries.

5. Take pictures.  With the prevalence of camera phones, take some pictures before the vehicles are move to help illustrate who hit who.

6. Limit any discussion of the accident. Don’t discuss fault with anyone!  Let law enforcement review the facts. If the accident has occurred on private property and didn’t involve any injuries, you should exchange insurance and contact information with the other parties.

7. The information that should be exchanged with the other parties are: drivers names, addresses, phone numbers, vehicle identification numbers, vehicle models, license plate numbers, insurance company names & policy numbers.  Also make sure to get any witness names and their contact information.

8. Have the vehicle towed to one of Chaz Collision Express five convenient locations:

Anchorage – Downtown
1801 E. 5th Ave.
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
907-792-2500

Anchorage – South
6210 Old Seward HWY.
Anchorage, Alaska 99518
907-550-2500

Fairbanks – North
511 Harold Bentley Ave.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907-328-2500

Fairbanks – South
511 30th Ave.
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701
907-458-2500

Wasilla
1581 E. Financial Drive
Wasilla, Alaska 99654
907-864-2500

Remember Chaz Collision Express works with all insurance companies.  Our shops are your direct link with your insurance company. We will call them and help make all the arrangements to ensure that you have car is restored to mint condition. Need more information? Check out our website, www.ChazAutoBody.com.  We will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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