Accident Info.

What should I know if I get in an accident?

Car Accident
At the accident scene, should your vehicle not be safe to drive, call Leader Towing 24 hours a day at 414-351-5601. Inform them that you would like your vehicle to be repaired at Auto Collision Specialists; this will be a savings to the insurance company only having to tow your vehicle once.
If your vehicle is safe to drive, just bring it over to us. We are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm.
You should then contact your insurance company and advise them of the damage and the shop you've selected for repairs.
Some insurance companies have what is called "drive-in claims service;" it is not mandatory you use this service. Just inform your insurance company where their claims person can see your vehicle.
If the accident is your fault, your insurance company will cover the damage to your vehicle and the other party. If the accident wasn't your fault the other party’s insurance should cover your damages. If the other party’s insurance is responsible, you’ll also be entitled to a rental vehicle and you won't have to pay a deductible.

Action Plan to Deal with Accidents:

  1. Keep an Emergency Kit in Your Vehicle
    • Pen and Paper
    • Disposable Camera/Cell Phone Camera
    • Card with information about medical allergies or conditions that may require special attention if there are serious injuries.
    • Flashlight and blanket.

  2. Keep Safety First
    • NEVER get out of your vehicle on the freeway. Call authorities and remain in your seatbelt until help arrives.
    • If there are no serious injuries, move cars to the side of the road.
    • Make sure to turn on your hazards.

  3. Exchange Information
    • Exchange the name, phone number, insurance company, policy number, driver license number and license plate number for the driver and the owner of each vehicle.
    • If the driver's name is different from the name of the insured, establish what the relationship is and take down the name and phone number for each individual.
    • Also make a written description and diagram of each car, including year, make, model and color — and the exact location of the collision and how it happened.
    • Finally, be polite but don't tell the other drivers or the police that the accident was your fault, even if you think it may have been.

  4. Photograph and Document the Accident
    • Take photos of close up and overall damage to all vehicles, as well as overall context of the accident.
    • Try to get contact info of any witnesses.

  5. If you need a tow, call Leader Towing at 414-351-5601
    • Let them know that you need your vehicle towed to Auto Collision Specialists.
    • If your car if safely drivable, Call Us at 414-355-1900 and drive it over.
    • We'll help you >through the process and get your vehicle back on the road safely!