Terry’s Auto Service and Towing: What to Do When You Get into a Wreck

August 22, 2016


Sometimes we don’t know what to do if we get into a wreck. Read Terry’s Auto Service and Towing Blog to learn about our accident guidelines and advice.  


A guideline from Terry’s Auto Service and Towing for wrecks.


We can all agree that car accidents are very frightening. When they happen, sometimes the shock of it all makes us unsure about what to do in the moment. Terry’s Auto Service and Towing can guide you on what to do when or if you do get into a wreck.


Safety First  


At Terry’s Auto Service and Towing, we value safety first. If you even get into a car accident and you can move your car away from traffic, it is wise to do so. You also want to check for any injuries to you or passengers and get out of the vehicle if possible. Depending on the severity of the accident, you may want to distance yourself from the vehicle. Once you and your passengers are safe, check on any other individuals that were involved.


Call for Assistance


Once you are safe, call the police, medical assistance (if needed), and your roadside assistance like Terry’s Auto Service and Towing. Once the police arrive, discuss the situation in a matter of fact sort of way without outright blaming yourself or anyone else. Make sure to be cooperative and let the police handle the situation.




Terry’s Auto Services and Towing recommends that you document the accident if possible. You want to take as many photos as possible and write down anything that you may forget. Also remember to keep your police report in a safe place for liability reasons.




If there are any witnesses around, talk with them to get contact information. When we get into a car accident, it is sometimes hard to remember exactly what happened. These witnesses are key in knowing what happened and who is liable.


Insurance Information


While you are waiting for the police and roadside assistance, retrieve contact information and insurance information from anyone else involved in the accident. Try to remain calm while obtaining information. Make sure you contact your insurance company to file a claim after you are home safe from the accident.


How Terry’s Auto Service and Towing Can Help


Every time we get into our vehicles, we all hope that we never get into an accident. We don’t want ourselves or others to be in a life threatening situation. However, if we do get into a wreck, it is important to know what to do. Terry’s Auto Service and Towing can help make the process easier. We can help you with car towing, roadside assistance, and repairs. Feel free to contact us anytime for information. We operate 24 hours a day so that we can be there for you whenever you need us.


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