Philadelphia Auto Accident Lawyer Offers Tips for Car Accident Victims
You never know if or when you’ll be involved in a vehicle accident, but Rand Spear, Philadelphia’s accident attorney, has suggestions on what to do after an accident.
Being safe is the first priority, Spear said in a new Google Hangout from Rand Spear’s law firm. Spear has handled thousands of personal injury cases over his many years of practicing personal injury law in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. Based on his experience helping clients involved in vehicle accidents both large and small, Spear suggests that after the accident you,
- Call 911 and notify police and first responders about the accident.
- If you’re able, move your car away from traffic so you can be safe and other vehicles won’t strike you or your vehicle and wait for the police.
- Once you’re in a safe area, exchange information with the other driver. Politely ask for the person’s driver’s license and insurance card. Write down the driver’s name, address, telephone number, driver’s license number, name of insurance company and policy number.
- Ask who owns the car, because the driver may not be the owner.
- If you have a camera or smartphone with a camera, stay out of traffic and take pictures of the vehicles, any damage and the scene of the accident. If possible make a video of the scene. These pictures and video serve to save and protect evidence that may be used in any civil legal action or police investigation.
- “Assuming everyone’s OK, the most important thing you should do as soon as you can is to get legal advice,” Spear suggests, “Call a lawyer. Find out what your legal rights are and find out what information you need.”
Rand Spear says a car accident lawyer may also be able to provide you valuable information to help you recover from the accident. “If you’re injured you may need help finding a doctor. You may need help finding someone to tow the car or repair the car, so whatever you need you want to talk to a lawyer in order to protect yourself in case you are injured and need legal representation.”
If you know or suspect you’ve been injured in the accident, ask for an ambulance so you can be taken to the nearest hospital so you can be fully examined. In the heat of the moment you may not feel the injuries you’ve suffered so it’s important you be examined as soon as possible in order to protect your health and document any injuries in case there is future legal action. Even if you feel good after the accident, get examined by your family doctor as soon as possible to make sure you haven’t been injured.
To learn more about the legal rights of motor vehicle accident victims, visit www.RandSpear.com today.
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