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What To Do If You Are In A Car Accident

Collisions happen. It’s that simple. And you can be sure that The Body Shops of Cincinnati will be there to help get your vehicle repaired. But first, here is what you need to do to ensure your safety and peace of mind.

1. Check to make sure that everyone is ok, if not call for an ambulance.

2. car-accident-now-what-the-body-shop-cincinnatiIf the accident is minor, pull your vehicle to a safe place away from any traffic.

3. Turn on your vehicle’s hazard lights to warn other drivers.

4. Call the police even if the accident is minor.

5. Gather your driver’s license, registration and insurance information to present to the police.

6. Obtain the name, address, phone number, driver’s license, registration and insurance information of the other vehicles involved in the accident.

7. Call your insurance agent even if the accident is not your fault.

8. If the vehicle is not drivable have it towed to us, so that we can evaluate the damages and negotiate everything for you with the insurance company.

9. If the vehicle is drivable contact us to set up a time to bring your vehicle in and handle the insurance process for you.

What To Do To Have Your Car Properly Repaired

Things to Know Before Having Your Car Repaired:

1. Your car is the second largest investment you’re likely to make. Preserve its value and your safety by having it repaired professionally.

2. Never drive a car that could be unsafe because of damages.

3. Some insurance company may want you to visit their drive-in claims center before having your car repaired. You can do this, or you may leave your car at our shop and ask the insurance company inspect the car here.

4. You are not required by law to obtain more than one estimate or appraisal.

5. You have the right to go to the repair shop of your choice. Your insurance company cannot require you to go to a particular shop.

6. Differences in repair estimates are common. A lower estimate may not include all necessary work. If you’re not sure why one estimate is different from another you’ve received, please ask us.

7. Choose a shop that has uni-body repair equipment and certified (by I-CAR, or ASE, for example) technicians.

8. Ask if the shop will be using genuine manufacturer (OEM) replacement parts.

9. Ask if the shop offers a repair warranty.

We believe The Customer, is Concern Number One….

Upon arrival, your damaged vehicle will be thoroughly inspected and a primary damage analysis will be finalized and extended to your insurance company. Any “negotiation” of the primary damage analysis will take place directly between The Body Shops of Cincinnati and the insuring party.

Why Choose Us?
  • Our body shops use original factory genuine OEM parts and panels
  • We'll rebuild your vehicle in like new condition
  • Our technicians are factory trained and professionally certified
  • State of the art facility, equipment and materials
  • Excellent customer service and award winning company
  • Free estimates and insurance claim handling
  • Rental car service available
  • Towing 24/7 Service (513) 489-1971
Accident Guide
I've been in a car accident, now what?You've been in a car accident, now what? Visit our accident guide with helpful information on what to do and gather in case you're in an accident.