Make your police report within 24hrs if the accident happened in the city; 48 if it happened in a rural area. If you are injured and can’t file a police report, another person must do it for you. Don’t wait.
Note: Most Private Insurance companies have “preffered” repair shops designated by geographical locations or other reasons. Your private insurance company may require you to have your vehicle estimated at a “preffered” repair facility. As the registered owner of the vehicle may have your vehicle repaired at any repair facility you choose.