Turn off your car. If anyone is injured: give first aid if qualified or call 911.
CALL THE POLICE
Always call the police so that there is an incident report on file and be sure to cooperate fully with the police officer.
GATHER INFORMATION – WRITE IT DOWN!
If you are able to, and it creates no danger to yourself or others, get names, addresses and phone numbers from the witnesses. Also, try to take pictures with a camera or cell phone to document the damage.
SEEK MEDICAL ATTENTION
If you are hurt, go to the local Emergency Room immediately. Serious injuries do not always result in instant pain. If there is the slightest chance you may be injured, see your doctor as soon as possible.
NOTIFY YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY
Cooperate fully with your insurance company.
REPORT THE ACCIDENT
Pennsylvania law requires that you file an accident report within two days after an accident. Your insurance company or the police department will provide you with the standard form.
IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED, SEE A LAWYER IMMEDIATELY
Consult an attorney who is experienced in handling auto cases. You may talk to Stark & Stark either over the phone or in person at our office. If you are unable to come to the office because of the injuries, then we will meet with you in the hospital or at your home. You do not pay any lawyers fees unless your case is successfully concluded. Call Stark & Stark at 1.800.53.LEGAL or visit us online at www.StarkInjuryGroup.com.
KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS
You should know your legal rights, and you should know what to do to protect those legal rights before giving any statements to the other driver’s insurance company.