Have you notice how certain areas and stretches of road are particularly accident prone? Hazardous road conditions like debris strewn on the road or even certain geographic conditions like sharp bends can cause your car to crash even if you are the model of sober, sensible driving. However, it is likelier to happen in areas which are not easily recognizable as hazardous at a glance. Whether or not it was a grievous crash and whosoever may have been responsible, once your car has been involved in an accident, there is no way you can get away from car repairs. You might even need car body repairs.
Whether you get the car repairs done in the comfort of your home or have to take your car to the car body repair shop would partly be dictated by the nature of the crash, your own schedule as well as geographic location. With luck you may have a reliable repair service shop near you. Just get in touch with them. Let them give you an estimate of the quantum of repair required and timelines. They will also usually give you a spot estimate to help you decide on whether or not you want their service shop to carry out the car repairs or whether you prefer to give your car to a traditional body shop.
Relatively minor damage caused by grazing against some kind of architectural obstruction or a careless driver reversing into your car would be in the nature of dents, scratches, scuffs, cracks, dings, splits, chips etc. These can be dealt with relatively quick, even while you wait. Some of the damages to the paint can actually be repaired by a method called paintless dent repair.
With the PDR process (Paintless Dent Removal) not only time but also significant expenses can be saved, so it is worth looking into alternative solutions before taking the car in to a traditional body shop.