What To Do If Someone Hits Your Parked Car

No one wants to come back to a damaged vehicle, but what should you do if it does happen?

What to do if Someone Hits Your Parked Car

Collect Information

Depending on the situation, this can be tricky. If the driver who hit your vehicle is around or has left a note, you’ll need to gather some important information from them. You’ll need their name, insurance details, the make, model, and license plate number of their car, and how to contact them further. Also, keep note of the date, time, and weather conditions at the time of the accident.

However, if your car has been a victim of a hit and run, try and seek out anyone in the area who may have witnessed the accident. Don’t forget to take photos of the damage to your car and the surrounding area as well, like street lights or signs. 

Inform the Police

Unfortunately, your sleuthing skills might not be able to detect the perpetrator who hit your vehicle and fled the scene. Law enforcement will be able to lend you a hand, as they can access any surrounding security cameras or cross reference your accident’s information with what information they already have to identify the offender. 

Contact Insurance

You’ll want to report this incident to your insurance so they can assist you in getting coverage for the damages to your vehicle from the driver at fault and through your insurance policy. All of the information you’ve collected will help the insurance claim process along as fast as possible. 

Visit us at Graham Collision

Our team here at Graham Collision has years of experience and extensive training. We’re happy to help you every step of the way, from helping you contact your insurance and filing the proper claims to keeping you updated with live texts, and finally getting you back on the road in a great looking car!

Car crashed into another parked car.