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Auto accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved. If you are in an accident, read below and familiarize yourself with these set of rules. If you have recently been involved in an accident begin reporting a claim or call us so we can help.

Be prepared

  • Carry a set of cones, warning triangles, or emergency flares in your trunk to help alert traffic.
  • It also helps to have a pen and a card with any relevant medical information for you and your family.

Immediately after an accident

  • Take a deep breath and stay calm.
  • Check for injuries; call an ambulance when in doubt.
  • If accident is minor, move cars to a safe place, out of traffic.
  • Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights and use cones, warning triangles or flares for safety.
  • Call the police, even if the accident is minor.
  • Notify your insurance agent immediately.

Other important tips

  • Do not sign any document unless it’s for the police or your insurance agent.
  • Make immediate notes about the accident, including specific damages to all vehicles involved, witness information, etc.
  • If the name on an auto registration is different than the driver, jot down the relationship.
  • Be polite, but don’t tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.
  • State only the facts, and limit your discussion of the accident to the police and your insurance agent.
  • If possible, don’t leave the accident scene before the police and other drivers do.

Mike’s Auto Center, Inc. will gladly accept and assist you with almost all insurance companies. We know its hard remembering to cover all aspects of a auto accident, but we are here to ensure you don’t miss a beat. We use factory replacement parts and always having the highest quality grade paint in stock.

Mikes Auto Center, Inc. proudly serves the North Hollywood community as well as the neighboring communities such as Studio City, Burbank, Glendale, Sherman Oaks, Sun Valley and the better part of the San Fernando Valley of all body repair work.