What should you do if you are in a car accident?

On Behalf of | Aug 19, 2021 | Car Accidents

Suppose an automobile accident in Pennsylvania has left you with serious injuries. In that case, you may have the option to file a lawsuit against the negligent party in addition to filing an insurance claim. Starting a legal claim is not the same as filing a claim against the other driver’s insurance agency. A lawsuit may result in monetary reimbursement that far exceeds any money you receive from the negligent party’s insurance company.

File documents in a safe place.

You will need to prove that the party driving the other vehicle caused your car accident. Moreover, you must have ample documentation showing proof of your injury.

Go to the emergency room.

A car accident can cause serious medical problems, including spinal fractures, a traumatic brain injury and other permanent health conditions. Consequently, it would help if you went to the nearest emergency room right away so that medical personnel can determine the extent of your harm.

Take pictures and make a list of witnesses.

Try to take several pictures at the accident scene. Write down any witnesses’ names and contact information. Notify the police department and file an official report. A personal injury lawyer will ask to see a copy of the police report, medical bills, pictures and list of witnesses.

Filing a lawsuit may help you pay medical bills and other expenses.

Experiencing a car accident can leave you with additional pain and suffering going beyond your physical injuries. Furthermore, some injuries may make it impossible to return to your former job. Filing a personal injury lawsuit may help if an accident has left you with outstanding bills and no prospects of gainful employment.