What Should I Do If I Get Into An Auto Accident?

A rear-end car collision
If you are involved in an auto accident try to stay calm and take the following steps:

1. Turn off your vehicle’s engine and leave it where it is as long as it is in a safe place. If you feel threatened or are in danger of being hit by another car, drive your car to a well- lit area .
2. If you or anyone are hurt call 911 for an ambulance and wait in the car for help to arrive. Try to remain calm. You can provide medical aid to others only if you are trained to do so.
3. Evaluate the damage to your vehicle.
4. Call the Police to report the accident by dialing 911.
5. Do not say the accident was your fault even if you think it was and refrain from making any statements to the police. However you will need to provide your driver’s license, registration and insurance card to the police.
6. Ensure the police officer gets the license, registration and insurance card from the other driver if you have not already done so.
7. Write down the other driver’s license plate number.
8. Write the name, address and phone numbers of any witnesses that saw what happened.
9. Call your insurance company to report the accident but do not give a recorded statement unless your lawyer is present.
10. Call an auto repair shop approved by your insurance company and see if they will tow your car to their lot.
11. Do not sign any waivers that your insurance company will send you without having them reviewed by a lawyer.
12. If you were hurt in the accident contact Gregory Spadea at 610-521-0604, to file a personal injury claim within two years of the accident.

Feel free to use the Accident Report Form on my website and keep it in your glove compartment.

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