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WHEN ACCIDENTS HAPPEN

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  • Mon 8:30AM - 6:30PM
    Tue 8:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Wed 8:30AM - 6:30PM
    Thu 8:30AM - 6:30PM
  • Fri 8:30AM - 6:30PM
    Sat 9:00AM - 4:00PM
  • Sun Closed
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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 630-448-7800 or make an appointment online!

What People Say About Us

McHenry
  • Professional Advice
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    , 07/17/2019

    Ron is a very knowledgeable mechanic and is always looking out for his customers highly recommend any body to take their vehicle here.

  • Professional Advice
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    , 08/19/2019

    Just had some work done on my Jetta here and was very glad I came here. The owner Ron was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain what I needed done while attempting to save me money at the same time. I will be back.

  • Honest and Dependable
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    , 08/27/2019

    The owner is honest and willing to help. He knows what he is talking about cause my van was sick and he took care of me and it was a very cheap fix.

  • Honest and Dependable
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    , 08/12/2019

    Great speedy service! Don't go anywhere else in the area! You won't get the same treatment! These guys are great!

Algonquin
  • Knowledgeable Mechanics
    reviewiconMcHenry, IL
    , 09/11/2019

    Excellent service. Excellent knowledge of an odd electrical problem with my Tahoe. Fair price and service when promised.

  • Knowledgeable Mechanics
    reviewiconMcHenry, IL
    , 10/29/2019

    Went in for an electrical problem and Ron the owner was very forthright and honest. Let me know the cheaper route and helped me a ton! Definitely recommend!

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 11/08/2019

    Best service. Quality service. Quality products.

  • Best Local Auto Shop
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    , 11/19/2019

    Amazing service! First time here I had a leaky tire and they fixed it for me for free. Lounge area is very comfortable & owner is very kind.

McHenry
  • Best Auto Shop
    reviewiconAlgonquin, IL
    , 12/13/2019

    I have never received better service than what we get from Euroworx. They go above and beyond anything I could have hoped for and they have my business for life.

  • Best Auto Shop
    reviewiconAlgonquin, IL
    , 12/31/2019

    Good people. The owner made sure my car was ready in time for our Christmas road trip. Quality work.

Call us for service: 630-448-7800

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