In the Event of an Accident

In the Event of an Accident

Have you been involved in a traffic accident? The steps to take will vary depending on whether there were injuries or not, and you might need a replacement vehicle. At Capitale Chrysler, not only can we repair your vehicle, but we can also assist you in quickly finding a replacement vehicle!

Below are some recommendations on the steps to follow in case of a traffic accident, whether there are injuries or not.

In the Event of an Accident

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Filling Out an Amicable Accident Report Form

The amicable accident report form is a straightforward yet extremely important tool for documenting a road accident. It allows you to detail the incident and record key information such as:

  • The names and addresses of the drivers involved
  • Their license numbers
  • Their vehicle registration numbers
  • Their insurance details

This document is crucial in recording the circumstances of the accident, thereby assisting your insurance company in assessing your liability and determining any compensation you may be entitled to.

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Call Emergency Services in Case of Injuries

If there are no injuries from the accident, calling law enforcement is not required. However, if there are injuries, even minor, to one or more individuals, it is critical to immediately call emergency services. The police will then prepare an accident report to be sent to the Société de l'assurance automobile du Québec (SAAQ).

If you hit an animal, you are required to report it to the authorities under certain conditions, whether it is a domestic or wild animal. Specifically, you must report any animal weighing over 25 kg to the nearest police station to avoid a $300 fine and the loss of 9 demerit points.

Moreover, if your collision involves a wild turkey, a bird of prey, a moose, a deer, a coyote, or any other animal listed as requiring mandatory reporting, regardless of their weight, you must contact a wildlife protection officer.


Contact Your Insurance Company

Following a road accident, it's crucial to quickly get in touch with your insurer, whether you plan to file a claim or not. It's important to inform them about the details of the incident.

Your insurance company will assess the damage to your vehicle to determine the potential compensation amount. Remember, your insurer's approval is necessary before any repairs can be made.

Get Your Vehicle Repaired at Capitale Chrysler

Once you have received approval from your insurer for repairs, entrust your car to the professionals at Capitale Chrysler. Our after-sales and bodywork specialist team will work to restore your vehicle to its perfect condition and ensure its swift return to the road. We will also maintain effective communication with your insurer to monitor your case, offering you peace of mind.

If your car is deemed irreparable after the accident and considered a total loss, you may need to acquire a new vehicle. We are here to assist you through this process.

Acquiring a New Vehicle

Aware of the stress an accident can cause and the urgency of finding a new mode of transportation, our sales consultants are committed to supporting you in finding a new or used vehicle that meets your needs, enabling you to get back on the road as soon as possible.