What To Do after a Car Accident
Car accidents are a top cause of injuries throughout the U.S. and, unfortunately, typically stem from the dangerous or careless behaviors of other drivers. Although there are certain steps that should be taken after any car accident, it is particularly important to properly document and report an accident, among taking other actions, after being involved in a car accident caused by another person’s irresponsibility.
What You Should Do
Being involved in a car accident is often daunting and stressful. You may feel uncertain about what to do, which can only be aggravated by the shock that many victims of car accidents experience. However, with a plan in place for what to do, you can be more prepared if a car accident affects you.
Should you be involved in a car accident, try to take the following steps:
- Contact proper authorities, including medical help
- Evaluate damage to your person and vehicle; take photos
- Exchange insurance information with others involved
- Contact an attorney to discuss your rights to compensation
When you are proactive and take the steps necessary to protecting yourself, holding the person responsible for the accident and making sure you are not the one to pay fully for the accident is usually much easier.
Talk with a Car Accident Attorney in Lancaster Today
If you or someone you know has been involved in a car accident in Lancaster, an attorney from the Law Office of Bill Pelhan can help you explore your legal options and possibly begin pursuing much-needed compensation. Discuss your situation and options today by calling us at 717-392-6362.