What To Do If You’re In A Motor Vehicle Accident

Motor vehicle accidents cause nothing but problems, of course. The costs of such an event may be physical, emotional, and economic. Powell Law offers experienced and quality representation for all accident victims. We can assist in helping accident victims recover just compensation for their losses when another party is at fault in a motor vehicle accident.

If you are involved in a motor vehicle accident, you must make sure you perform certain actions, primarily providing medical attention to anyone injured in the accident. Once this is accomplished, there are other necessary actions such as the following:

  1. Immediately stop in a safe place off of the road if possible.
  2. Make sure that the accident scene is secure.
  3. Notify local police or other law enforcement agency with jurisdiction.
  4. Take photographs (use your mobile phone) of the accident scene.
  5. Find witnesses, if any, to the accident.
  6. Exchange information with other parties (drivers and witnesses).
  7. Find and gather any evidence of the cause or effects of the accident.
  8. Contact a qualified attorney experienced in personal injury cases.
  9. Contact your insurance company.

Persons involved in motor vehicle accidents must never leave the scene of an accident, even if the accident seems to be minor or uneventful. California law requires that you stop your motor vehicle and check the condition of other persons involved in the accident while offering any assistance that may be necessary. Do not admit fault for the accident. If involved in an accident, do not ignore anything that may necessitate medical treatment, even if injuries are apparently minor. Contact your attorney and insurance company immediately.

If you or a loved one has suffered any type of injury resulting from any type of accident, contact Powell Law at (570) 961-0777 or visit us online. The attorneys and staff of Powell Law carry on the work of a law firm that spans generations and has represented thousands of Pennsylvanians over a period of 113 years. The consultation is free and you don’t pay any fees unless we win your case! Call today.


What To Do If You're In A Motor Vehicle Accident

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