A Pennsylvania car accident can happen at anytime and leave you or a loved one with a serious injury. You might find yourself unable to work and with a mountain of medical bills you can’t pay. Being able to hold the guilty party responsible for your damages is critical.
Your health is your primary concern
There are certain things you should do immediately following an accident. However, if you have been seriously injured and require immediate medical attention, you should make this your top priority.
Not all injuries appear as serious as they are
In many instances, what appears to be a minor injury, can lead to years of pain and suffering. It’s important to never take any accident injury too lightly. There is certain protocol that all Pennsylvania car accident victims should adhere to immediately following a crash.
What you should do if you have been involved in an accident
If you or a loved one has been involved and injured in an auto accident, make sure to:
- Not leave the accident too quickly, especially before the police arrive: You face the risk of being charged for hit-and run, which could severely damage your case
- Call the police: Having a police report may be crucial to your accident case
- Gather and write down as much information about those involved in your accident, as well as those who may have witnessed the accident: Make sure to get names, numbers, addresses, insurance information, and license plate numbers.
- Be careful what you say: Anything you say can and will be used against you by the other parties and those representing them
- Not make any agreements at the accident scene: You never want to strike a deal until the full impact of your accident is known
- Take as many photos as possible: Most cell phones are equipped with a camera function. Photographic evidence can be a powerful tool to support your claims and win your case
Be careful about speaking with the other drive’s insurance company
You can count on the fact that you will be contacted by the insurance adjuster working for the other driver’s insurance company. You need to understand that they represent the insurance company and generally have their own interest in mind. Make sure to speak with your own experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorney before making any statements or signing any documents. The success of your case could depend on it.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident, contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.