04.21.2014

What Do I Do immediately After a Car Accident?

Linda from Eynon asks, “What do I do immediately after a car accident?” Safety should be your number one concern. Stay calm, assess injuries, and call an ambulance, if necessary. If you are able, put your hazard lights on the vehicle and alert traffic by using safety cones or flares. If it’s minor damage to the vehicle, you can remove the vehicle from traffic and put it safely out of harm’s way on the shoulder of the roadway. In Pennsylvania, we have a duty to exchange our driver’s license and our insurance cards with all parties involved in the collisions. You should obtain witness contact information if you are able, as many witnesses do not stick around until the police arrive or fully investigate an accident. Most importantly, if you are injured, get checked out by a doctor who you can trust.

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