Auto collisions are frightening. After an accident occurs, often the first reactions are to see if the driver or passengers have undergone any physical injury or trauma during the accident. The secondary thought that generally comes to mind is whether the car is in working condition or not.
Part of assessing car damage is determining if the car frame is bent, and whether it can be straightened or repaired to bring the car back up in working condition.
If your car is still aligned and drives in a straight line, you could drive it even with a slightly bent frame, but at your own risk. A bent frame compromises the strength of your vehicle and it will not be as sturdy and safe as it was before the collision.