Chapman Collision Centers

What Should You Do If You've Been in an Accident? Find Out at Chapman Collision Centers

Unless you're a stunt driver, you probably weren't planning on being in a car crash. Still, accidents do happen, and the aftermath can be almost as stressful as the crash itself. At Chapman Collision Centers, we know we can't take the shock of a crash away, but we can help remove some of the stress. Take a look through this list to see what you should do if you're involved in a car accident. When you're ready to bring your car in for work, head to one of our five locations: Northeast Philadelphia, Horsham, Lancaster, Columbia, and Egg Harbor Township.

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Take Safety Measures

The first thing you should do if you're involved in an accident is to stop. Even if it's just a minor fender bender, never drive away from an accident. Quickly check to make sure that nobody in the car has major injuries, and then get to safety as soon as possible. If you can still drive your car, steer it to the side of the road. If not, get everyone out and move clear. You can set up warning triangles, but the most important thing to do is to get any people clear of traffic.

Call 911

Even if the accident is only minor, you should call 911 and alert them to the situation. If the accident is minor, they may not send anyone out. However, they may send an officer to the scene.

Take Pictures

Whether you're waiting for an officer or not, it's a good idea to safely take pictures of your car and the other vehicles involved in the accident. Doing so can help greatly with insurance claims later on. Just don't put yourself in danger while you're taking pictures.

Exchange Information

If you're waiting for a police officer, they will probably be the ones to request this information. Otherwise, you should exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver. While you're doing this, avoid admitting any fault or even saying "I'm sorry." This could be construed as taking responsibility for the accident.

Call Your Insurance Company

If the scene of the accident is safe and your car is no longer in the way of other traffic, it's a good idea to call your insurance company while you're at the scene of the crash. They may give you further instructions and steps to take before leaving the scene. You can always add details to the claim later, but getting it started is a good idea.

Seek Medical Attention if Necessary

An accident can get your adrenaline rushing so much that injuries, aches, and pains are easy to overlook. Once the initial shock and excitement wear down, you may realize you're in need of medical attention.

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Collision Center Locations

We have five locations where we provide world-class collision services, including Horsham, PA, Egg Harbor Township, NJ, Lancaster, PA, and Columbia, PA. If you live in one of these areas and need any kind of collision service for your vehicle, we invite you to visit one of the Chapman Collision Center locations.

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Chapman Collision Centers

1170 Easton Rd
Directions Horsham, PA 19044

  • Sales: (855) 864-7606
  • Service: (888) 609-2387
  • Parts: (855) 806-1714


  • Monday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Tuesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Wednesday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Thursday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Friday 8:00AM - 5:00PM
  • Saturday Closed
  • Sunday Closed

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When the time comes for body work and other repairs, Chapman Collision Centers offers thorough and effective service so your vehicle can get up and running once again.

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