A car accident, motorcycle accident, or other motor vehicle crash can be a disorienting ordeal to go through. Because a car crash can be a difficult experience, our law firm tries to provide you with important information which can help you find your bearings during a trying time. In this article, we will tell you what information you should collect at the scene of your accident. Following our checklist will greatly help you in your Pennsylvania car accident case.
You should make sure to do as much of the following as you can:
Document the exact location of the accident, including as much geographic information as you can.
Document the positions of all vehicles prior to and following your accident.
Photograph any objects–including signs, telephone poles, trashcans, buildings–that may have contributed to the accident.
Record the information of anyone involved in the accident; this means the names and addresses of all drivers and passengers.
Record the information of anyone who may have witnessed the accident; this means the names and addresses of any bystanders.
Record the information of all vehicles involved in the accident, including make, model, and license plate information.
Record all insurance information for all vehicles.
You should always inform the police of an auto accident. If the police were involved in investigating the accident then there will be a police report.
For more information on what to do following a Pennsylvania car accident, see some of the other informative articles located on our website. Articles like “Checklist for What to Do at the Scene of a Car Accident” and “What to Do Following a Rear End Car Accident in Pennsylvania” can be of help to you. Also, see our Car Accident Law Questions section for even more information.