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WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

Working Hours
  • Mon 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Tue 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wed 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Thu 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Fri 8:00AM - 5:00PM
    Sat Closed
  • Sun Closed

WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

How to Respond in a Tough Situation

Being in a car accident is the last thing anyone wants - but when it does happen, there are ways of making sure that the legal and insurance issues are handled with as little stress as possible.

  • First of all - stay calm.
  • If someone is injured, be sure to call for medical help.
  • Make sure you call the police.
  • Don't publicly make any statements where you either accuse the other person of causing the accident or take all the blame yourself. It could open you up to legal problems.
  • Whatever you do, don't leave the scene until you've had a chance to talk with the officer and you've gotten their name. It's important to make sure that your side of the story goes on the record. Afterward, it's a good idea to get a copy of the police report.
  • Make sure you have a pre-printed copy of your insurance information in the glove compartment, along with a camera you can use to provide pictures for the insurance company. A disposable camera with a flash for nighttime or interior shooting is usually best for this.
  • In dealing with the other driver, make sure you get their name, address, driver's license number and insurance information - and that they get the same information from you.
  • Also, make sure to get information from any witnesses as well.
  • Make sure you get pictures of any physical evidence of what could have caused the accident.
  • Write down pertinent details such as where the accident took place, what the weather was like, etc.
  • Once the information's exchanged, report the accident to the insurance company immediately, even if it's not your fault.
  • Make sure you understand how you're covered, and don't be afraid to ask the insurance company to explain the conditions of your coverage and payments.
  • Don't be afraid to seek legal advice - and don't sign anything if you don't understand it.
  • When you're using a body shop to get repairs to your vehicle, be aware that the insurance company can recommend a shop, but you are under no legal obligation to use its services. You have the legal right to choose the shop to do your repairs.
  • Also be aware that insurance companies sometimes try to dictate what type of parts are used in a vehicle's repair. They might insist that a shop not use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts, as they are more expensive.

    You have a right to know what kind of parts are being used on your vehicle, and to know if your insurance policy dictates what kind of parts can be used in your car. If your policy lets you choose, you have the right to decide for yourself.
  • An insurance company also has the right to inspect your vehicle, but it is not required to do so. In addition, they cannot require you to visit one of their own claim centers.
  • And finally: Make sure you learn from this accident, but also let yourself move on from what happened. Everyone has an accident once in a while - it's just something that happens.

Remember - Drive Safely!

Want more information on your rights? To make an appointment, call us at 517-962-5704 or make an appointment online!

What People Say About Us

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    , 01/10/2021

    Great service! Very professional staff! Would definitely recommend

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    , 12/16/2020

    I love how kind and quick they are. Derek is a Rockstar along with the rest of the crew. I never want to take my vehicle to another repair shop again. They won't scam you on repairs, I have a family of mechanics who all live hours from me and when I call about repairs I tell them what JD Auto is doing and what they are charging, my family says it's a fair price. I love this place.

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    , 10/23/2020

    I broke down with a flat tire right next to JD Auto and was pretty much stranded had they not helped. I never caught the name of the person who helped me and put my spare (donut) tire on but they were awesome! I was so relieved and grateful that they lent a hand to me. The staff I interacted with were super friendly and I definitely know where I'll be going next for any repairs!

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    , 10/30/2017

    Excellent customer service and reasonable prices. I was thoroughly pleased at the service and care given to me and my automobile when I desperately needed an alternator belt replaced on a Saturday afternoon. I cannot say THANK YOU enough!!! I would recommend JD's to everyone!

  • reviewiconFast and Courteous
    , 11/07/2018

    I was traveling on vacation and I blow a hose on my truck that powers the brakes and power steering. I call all over and nobody could look at my truck for 2 days. JD Auto dropped what they were doing and help me out and got me and the family on the road again. Thanks!!!

  • reviewiconFast and Courteous
    , 01/12/2019

    Very honest mechanics. They say it is hard to find a good, trustworthy mechanic. This shop has plenty of hard working, honest mechanics. I would highly recommend this shop if you don't want to get swindled. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The best auto shop in town!!!

Call us for service: 517-962-5704

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