You Were In An Accident. Now What?

If you have ever been involved in an accident, you know how chaotic the aftermath can be, especially if you were injured. Your heart and mind race as you wonder what just happened and if everyone is OK. Figuring out what to do next can be challenging.

At The Law Offices of Mitchell Clair, we believe it is very important for drivers and others in Pennsylvania to be prepared should they ever end up in an accident. Whether you are hit while crossing the street in Blue Bell or rear-ended at a stoplight in Lafayette Hill, knowing what to do after an accident can help you stay calm and help keep everyone involved safe.

  1. Stay where you are. Leaving the scene of an accident can be a crime, depending on the circumstances of your crash. If you can, make sure others involved are safe and without serious injury, but do not apologize. Apologizing can be misconstrued as admitting fault.
  2. Call for help. If someone is hurt, call an ambulance first. Then, call the police. Even if no one is hurt, it is still a good idea to call the police. Responding officers will likely create a report of the incident that may be helpful later.
  3. Collect contact information. Exchange contact information, including license and insurance information, with any other drivers involved in the accident. If there were witnesses, it is a good idea to ask for their contact information as well.
  4. See a doctor. Even if you didn't sustain severe injuries, it is important to seek medical attention anyway. Injuries can take time to develop, and it's important to have a strong medical history after the accident if you decide to file a claim.
  5. Document the damage. If there was damage to your car, take pictures as soon as you can after the accident. Photos will help ensure the damage assessment is fair and accurate.
  6. Call a lawyer. Before you talk to your insurance company, it is wise to call an attorney. Having a strong advocate on your side after a crash is important for protecting your access to fair compensation.

After an accident, having the right lawyer on your side is important. At our firm, you will have attorney Mitchell Clair's 30 years of experience on your side. We know that this is a difficult time for you, and we will fight to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Learn More In Your Free Consultation

In your first consultation, we will learn more about your case and help you understand the process of filing a claim. To schedule a time to tell us about your situation, please call our office at 610-228-4371 or 888-365-2811. You may also contact us online.