The Dos and Don’ts of a Philadelphia Auto Accident

If you are on this site, the chances are pretty high that you have been involved in a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car wreck. If you have been involved in a New Jersey or Pennsylvania car crash, you need to protect your rights. Here are some dos and don’ts following a car crash.

  • DON’T leave the scene of the accident. Wait until the police have arrived and have given you permission to leave.
  • DO call the police. A police report is vital in your case, as it will help to prove who is responsible and how the accident occurred. If you do not file a police report, it will be your word against the other driver’s.
  • DON’T admit responsibility – even if you think the accident may have been your fault. Only relay facts about how the accident occurred. There may have been external factors and negligence on account of the other driver that contributed to the accident.
  • DO take photos of the accident scene and the vehicle damage. They may prove to be extremely helpful in your Philadelphia auto accident case.
  • DON’T sign any paperwork or agree to a settlement before you consult with a Langhorne accident attorney.
  • DO seek medical attention. Even if you don’t feel injured, you may still wish to see a doctor to ensure you are okay.
  • DON’T talk about the accident in public or on social networking sites. Anything you say (or write) could be used against you.
  • DO contact your insurance company to report the accident.
  • DON’T give any recorded statements. You are not required to give a recorded statement, so don’t do it as it could be used against you.
  • DO Contact Cordisco & Saile at 215-642-2335 for a FREE consultation with one of our Bucks County car crash lawyers. They can answer any questions you may have regarding your Pennsylvania car wreck.