What To Do After a Car Accident
Unfortunately, car accidents occur frequently and can be the cause of very serious injuries. Here is what you should know about what to do after a car accident in the Philadelphia and New Jersey areas:
1. Call 911
Immediate medical care should be the top priority If anyone is injured during the accident.
2. Notify the police
Make sure to notify the police so they can create an accident report. Don't forget to take down the officer's name for future reference.
3. Collect Information
Collect the contact information from all other drivers and passengers involved in the accident. Also, write down the license plate number along with a description of the other vehicles involved. The police officer can help in this situation if the other driver(s) are being uncooperative.
4. Record Witnesses
Write down the contact information for any witnesses who saw the accident.
5. Make your own accident report
Write down every detail you can remember about the accident while it is fresh in your mind. It can sometimes take years to resolve a car accident case and the details may slip your mind over time.
6. Take Pictures
If you are able, take pictures of the accident from multiple angles as well as pictures of your injuries. Most cell phones have cameras these days, don't be afraid to use them.
7. Contact your insurance company
If you do not notify your insurance company it can result in a denial of any claims.
8. Consult with an attorney
If you've been injured in a car accident due to the negligent driving of another, you should be compensated for all the expenses associated with an accident as well as for pain and suffering. Contact us today for a free consultation with an experienced New Jersey and Philadelphia auto accident lawyer.