What to Do if You Have an Auto Accident

What to Do if You Have an Auto Accident in Pennsylvania

An unexpected car accident can leave you feeling a bit shaken. Auto accidents are unexpected and stressful. Even the most careful drivers may be involved. Should you be involved in an automobile accident follow these 10 steps:

1. Take a Deep Breath and Stay Calm

It’s normal to feel shock, guilt, fear and anger. Take a few deep breaths and count to 10 to calm down. The calmer you are, the better you’ll handle the situation.

2. Check for Injuries

If you are injured, seek prompt medical attention and document your injuries.

3. Clear Vehicles from the Road

If accident is minor, move cars to a safe place, out of traffic and turn on your hazard lights.

4. Exchange Information

Exchange driver and vehicle information with all other drivers involved. Get the names and numbers of any witnesses.

5. Wait for Police

Call the police, even if the accident is minor. State only the facts and limit your discussion of the accident to the police. Get a police report if possible.

6. Take Notes

Make immediate notes about the accident while it’s fresh in your mind.

7. Take Photographs

Take photographs from different angles to document the scene.

8. Do Not Admit Fault

Be polite, but don’t tell anyone the accident was your fault, even if you think it was.

9. Do Not Talk to the Insurance Company

Insurance companies may call to resolve the case quickly, or for less than what it is worth.

10. Contact Keith J. Williams Law as soon as possible!

If you or someone you love is injured in an auto accident, whether it’s a fender-bender, rear-end collision, SUV rollover, or multi-vehicle pileup, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact experienced Bucks County auto accident attorney Keith J. Williams to review your case; carefully assess your situation; explain your options; and set realistic expectations.


All personal injury and auto accident cases are handled on a contingent fee basis, meaning that there are no upfront costs to clients and, if there is no recovery, there are no fees.

For a thorough auto accident case evaluation and explanation of your legal rights and options, contact Keith J. Williams today!