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.