Car accidents are never easy, but by following these guidelines you will ensure everyone’s safety and that you get through the incident as best you can.
Step 1: Check on everyone involved
If there are any personal injuries, call 911.
Step 2: Check the accident scene
Check the accident scene for any potential threats to personal safety, like broken glass, sharp metal and/or fluids leaking from vehicles.
Step 3: Get people away from the accident scene
Get people away from the accident scene, for their own protection and yours.
Step 4: Call the Police
Call the Police if there is more than $1,000 in damage to the vehicles, or if there are personal injuries.
If the police cannot attend, they will ask you questions over the phone.
If there are no injuries, the police may ask you to take the vehicle(s) to the nearest Collision Reporting Centre so a police report can be completed. Leons will provide you guidance on what to do, depending on the circumstances.
If your car cannot be driven, call Leons at 416-636-8639 for a Free Tow. We service the entire GTA. We will tow your car to the collision reporting Centre or to our shop, for No Charge.
Please Note: tow charges can range from $500 to $1,500. If there are other tow trucks on the scene and they want to charge you for a tow, call Leons first.
Step 5: Exchange insurance
Exchange insurance, vehicle license and driver’s license information with all the other drivers involved in the accident.
Step 6: Get the names and addresses
Get the names and addresses of the other drivers involved in the accident
Step 7: Try to find witnesses
Try to find witnesses to the accident and get their names and addresses.
Step 8: Write down everything
Write down everything you can remember about the accident as soon as possible. If it is safe to do so, take photographs of the scene and vehicles.
Step 9: When you call Leons
When you call Leons, in addition to towing your car for no charge, we will help you with your insurance claim and we will make sure you get home safely. We are here to help ease the headache and stress of being in a collision.
If you are in doubt about what to do in an accident, call Leons. We will help you regardless of whether you choose to repair your car with us or not.
Remember, when you choose Leons, we stand behind all the work we do for you with a hassle-free lifetime warranty.