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Even after dealing with the immediate aftermath of an auto accident you will still have to handle insurance claims and collision repairs. Preparation is the best defense for emergencies, and we here at Schiro’s Collision Repairs have compiled this brief guide to help clients in the Chatsworth and North Hollywood areas expedite the claims filing process and receive timely accident repairs. Take a look below to learn more:
Immediately After The Accident
It is important to first secure necessary medical attention and contact authorities about the accident, both to establish a police record and, if applicable, a medical record of any bodily injuries. Insurance adjusters will later examine this information to determine fault and the amount of compensation that you and, if you are at fault, the other party are entitled to.
Filing an At-Fault/Not-at-Fault Claim
The at-fault party’s insurance provider will be responsible for handling the cost of auto body repair and possibly any bodily injuries, but all parties involved will still have to report the accident to their own respective insurers. When contacting your own insurer, it can be helpful to have the following information handy:
Date, location, and description of the accident
Other party’s contact information
Police report number
Most insurers will have a claims adjuster assess the cost of repairs, though many still recommend receiving a professional damage estimate from an auto body repair shop.
Repairing Your Car
Under the California Auto Body Repair Consumer Bill of Rights, you are entitled to select your own registered auto body repair shop for accident repairs. Be aware that even if you are not at fault, then it may be several weeks until you actually receive a check after the accident (if your insurance company decides to recover your deductible), during which time you may have to cover the deductible cost for repairs.
The team of experienced technicians at Schiro’s Collision Repairs has been committed to providing superior customer service in San Fernando Valley since 1950. Call (818) 641-1797 or contact us online today to schedule a service appointment.
I have known Schiro's for over 19 years. This would be the only place where I would trust for collision repair. Not only do they exceed their customer services but the ensure to make you want to refer everyone to them. Anyone that I know whom has had or experiences an accident and needs collision repair this is the first place that comes to...
It seems like automakers come out with new car safety features every year, but how do you know if they will save you from expensive collision repairs? This brief video from Consumer Reports may answer some of your questions about the performance of some of the latest auto safety features.
Reviewers found that practical systems such as 360° cameras, blind spot alert, and automatic braking were all effective at reducing the likelihood of auto accidents. However, features that intuitively sense danger such as pre-crash and lane departure warning systems were frequently overly sensitive.
Of course, no amount of auto safety features can completely eliminate the possibility of an accident, which is why Schiro’s Collision Repairs is here to provide reliable auto repair services in the North Hollywood and Chatsworth areas. Call (818) 641-1797 today for more information.
This is my second time to Schiro's. I was really happy with the excellent customer service starting with Anna at the front desk to Micah who made sure my car would be done on time. The car was in for a fender bander it was washed and ready to go in two days. If i ever get in another crash, or should i say when i get in...