I was involved in a car accident, what should I do first?
The first thing you must do under Pennsylvania law is immediately stop your vehicle. Call 911 right away. Stay on the scene of the accident and exchange contact information with the other parties involved. If you are able take pictures of the scene of the accident. Make sure an accident report is filed. State law requires one of the drivers to file a written report within five days of the accident. Make sure to obtain all of the necessary information, like insurance information, driver information, witness information and statements, to put in the written report. This information will later help in filing an insurance claim or a lawsuit. Call an attorney to help you file an insurance claim or a lawsuit.
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