Think Fast – What You Should Do After An Accident

What You Should Do After An AccidentToday started out like a typical work day. Traffic was flowing well on your morning commute, and out of left field, a car side swiped as you were changing lanes. Now what?!

Today, we are going to help you think fast by sharing a few tips that can help you think clearly after an accident has occurred.

According to the law firm of Ury & Moskow, LLC, they suggest some  things to keep in mind:

  • STOP – Do NOT leave the scene of the accident
  • Secure the accident scene – use flashers or flares to help alert other drivers of the crash
  • Call 911– inform the police and request an ambulance if needed
  • Make sure all drivers and passengers are accounted for
  • Do not move an injured person and remember that not all injuries are visible at the accident scene, such as internal bleeding
  • Take pictures– of all the details, even the small details – these will be helpful in the future. Make sure to get them printed
  • Take detailed notes – draw out the accident scene, note time of day the accident occurred, street names, and location markers
  • Get contact and insurance info – on all of the drivers and passengers.
  • Report the accident– as soon as you can report the accident to your insurance company
  • Seek medical attention if needed – again remember that some medical issues don’t show up quickly after an accident
  • Start a file – keep all documentation and pictures regarding the crash in an easy to access folder
  • Seek legal representation if needed

At Steely & Smith, we won’t just hand you off to an anonymous person. You can depend on us to work with you to answer your questions and help you file your accident claim.

When you have a claim, please contact us at 215-345-9410. We’ll help you every step of the way!

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