Sherman Oaks Auto Repair

Your Car Was Hit While Parked - What Do You Do?

There's nothing worse than that dreaded feeling of walking up to your vehicle while parked to find that it has been hit. You don't find a note or any sign that someone is trying to take blame for the damage, and now you feel that you may be helpless in the situation. 

We know these situations can be extremely stressful. Luckily, there are certain measures and steps that you can take which can help you better navigate the problem. Here are the next steps for what to do after you find that someone has hit your parked car:

  1. First, you may want to look around and see if anyone saw anything. Often times, there may have been a witness to the hit that can help identify the make/model/color of the car. Also, check for a note on your windshield to see if the guilty party left their contact information. 
  2. Document the accident thoroughly by taking lots of photos of the damage and surrounding areas. Be sure to note down the address and remember if you saw any vehicles parked by yours that could have done the damage. 
  3. Call the police. The police can help you file a hit and run report and may also be more assistance when it comes to talking to potential witnesses. 
  4. Contact your insurance company. Most insurance policies will help to cover most or part of the expenses to fix the damage if you aren't successful identifying the true culprit of the crime. 

While these types of situations can be extremely stressful, we hope that you find ease in the steps above and will be able to get the problem handled quickly and without too much financial loss. If you need any other help with your vehicle, such as maintenance or repairs, don't hesitate to give us a call here at Sherman Oaks Exclusive today. 

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