Every reporting center across the province has a slightly different procedure.
In York Region, an officer will greet you at the collision reporting centre and inspect your car for the report. The whole procedure takes roughly 30 minutes. If you came with a tow truck, the tow truck driver will wait for you until the end and take you to your desired destination when you are done.
In Toronto, as well as certain other regions, the collision reporting centre is run by Accident Support Services International Ltd. (ASSI). In these centres, after the officer has inspected your car, the tow truck driver must drop off the vehicle at the ASSI pound. You will then file the report with an ASSI representative. The procedure takes anywhere from 45 minutes to an hour and a half.
There are still quite a few decisions to be made after you have filed your car accident report. The first is which body shop to take your car to for repairs, as well as how you will get to that body shop (if the tow truck is no longer with you). You will also likely need a car rental company to replace your vehicle while it is being repaired.
Unfortunately, you will probably be faced with some issues in the coming days while dealing with the insurance companies and the body shop. The key to going through this easily and comfortably is to gain as much information as you can ahead of time so that you know how to face the adversities.
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