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Steps to take after a car accident

Published on Sep 25, 2019 at 6:21 pm in car accidents.

While you never want to think that you will be in a car accident in Pennsylvania, you should prepare for it just in case. It is never a bad thing to be ready for the worst possible scenario, especially when it comes to accidents. Being ready can help you to overcome the shock and upset that occurs during a crash and allow you to gather information and make smart choices that will help you in the long run.

The American Bar Association recommends that you learn what steps to take after a car accident now so you are familiar with them should you ever need to take them. It could be the best thing you ever do because making a mistake after a car accident could cost you. Here are three things to commit to memory that will help you after an accident.

Check

Always check on passengers in your vehicle and other people involved in the accident. Look for any signs of injuries. Always call for medical help if you suspect any injuries to anyone in your vehicle or the other vehicle.

Stay

You should always remain at the scene until law enforcement says you can leave. If it is a noninjury accident, you may be able to go once you call it in, but make sure you do not have to remain until an officer gets there. You could face criminal charges for leaving.

Record

Gather as much information as you possibly can about the other driver and vehicle. You should also get witness information. Make sure at the very least to get names and contact numbers of anyone who was involved or witnessed the accident. Also, record everything about the other vehicle and your recollection of the accident. Make sure to get as much information as possible about the other driver, including insurance information.

If you remember check, stay and record, you will remember the three main actions to take after an accident.

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