10 Steps to Take After a Car Accident
If you have been involved in an accident in Allentown, there are certain steps that you can follow to protect your rights. Here are ten suggestions:
- Report the Accident to the Allentown Police Department.
Immediately contact the Allentown Police to come to the scene to investigate the accident. No matter how small the accident, you should have the Allentown police come to record a report of the Allentown accident.
- Obtain Insurance Information.
Make sure to exchange insurance information with the other parties to the Allentown PA accident.
- Get Witness Help.
Obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of any witnesses to the Allentown PA accident.
- Take photos.
Have someone take photos of the scene of the accident, both vehicles and of any visible injuries.
- Report the accident to your insurance company.
Contact your insurance company to report the Allentown PA accident. Don't make a statement at this time!
- Seek Medical Attention.
If you are hurt, seek medical attention. Explain your injuries in full to your health care professional.
- Sharing Information.
Do not discuss the accident with anyone other than the investigating officer, your doctor or your own insurance company representative. Before giving any statement, you should seek the advice of a Allentown PA injury lawyer.
- Alcohol Involved?
If you suspect the responsible party may be under the influence of alcohol, report it to the Allentown police investigating the accident.
- Take Notes about your Allentown PA accident.
Make notes of any statements made by the responsible party after the accident.
- DON’T SIGN ANYTHING!
Once you accept the settlement from your insurance company you won't be able to pursue any more compensation. Don't sign anything from your insurance company without consulting your attorney!
Knafo Law Offices is here to help you during this time of crisis. Call our office today at (610) 756-1098!