Graham Collision is dedicated to the safety of drivers in the Des Moines metro area with two conveniently located auto body shops in Urbandale and Waukee. Follow our simple instructions after a collision, and stay safe driving out there.
- After a Collision, Stay Calm.
It is important to calmly assess the situation so that you can address emergencies at hand. This is the time to call 911 if any injuries are evident. The authorities will alert any emergency personnel as well as any officers to report to the scene
- Move to a Safe Location After a Crash
If your vehicle is operable, move to a safe location. Look for a nearby parking lot, or pull to the side in a safe shoulder location. The authorities will want you to allow traffic to flow and stay out of harm’s way. Turn off your car’s engine, turn on the hazard lights and use the road flares to warn other vehicles to slow down if necessary.
- Check In on the Other Party
Once you are in a secure location, now is the time to check in with the other party. Check for any injuries, and ask to exchange information. The important information to take note of includes:
- Full name and contact information
- Insurance company and policy number
- Driver’s license and license plate number
- Type, color and model of vehicle
- Document the Accident
Take pictures of your vehicle from the front, sides, side angles and of course the back of the car. Do the same for the additional party, and take photos of the location. Document the officer, and request a copy of the accident report. Talk to any witnesses if applicable, and ask for statements.
- Call a Certified Auto Body Repair Shop
With over 50 years in the collision industry, we can help walk you through the entire process. From getting your insurance notified, towing arranged, and your vehicle repaired. We’re here from start to finish to get you driving off in better shape than you imagined.
About Graham Collision
Graham Collision is a family owned and operated business with two locations to serve the needs of our valued customers. We have been in business for more than 50 years. Graham Collision combines exceptional skill and auto repair knowledge with the latest in advanced technology and techniques, so that we can provide our customers with safe and superior quality repair. Here at Graham Collision we care about our customers and their vehicles. We take pride in treating our customers with ultimate respect, to us we think of our customers as family. We try to make the repairs process pleasant and painless, they have already been through enough with the accident, working with the insurance, etc. We communicate with our customers throughout the repairs, as well as explain the repair processes.