What to Do If You Are in an Accident

Pennsylvania Lawyers Guiding You Through The Legal System

If you have been involved in a car accident, it can be difficult to know what to do. Many people feel overwhelmed and unsure of the best way to protect their rights. At Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., we can guide you through the legal system, helping you make informed decisions after a car accident.

Get The Police Involved

Always call the police to report an accident no matter how minor the accident is, if there are any injuries or damage to the vehicles. Reporting an accident to the police is generally required by your own auto insurance company and it will also help to provide a thorough investigation of the accident.

Be sure to report the auto accident to your own auto insurance company even if you were not driving and you were not at fault. Your auto insurance company will provide you with a claim number, which you will need to ensure that your auto accident-related medical bills are promptly paid.

Take Care Of Your Health

Sometimes injuries that seem minor at the scene of a car accident turn out to be more serious. If you have been involved in a car accident, you should visit your health care provider for an exam. A doctor's or hospital's emergency room records will properly document your injuries if you decide to take legal action later on.

Your health is one of the most important things you have, and it should be taken care of appropriately. Follow your doctor's recommendations. Keep follow-up appointments and make sure to get the continuing care you need.

Talk With A Lawyer

It is also critical that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible after you have been in a car accident. Taking quick action allows your lawyer to act before critical evidence is lost from the scene. It allows you to speak with witnesses while their memories are still fresh and record vehicle damage before it is repaired.

Acting quickly is also the best way to protect your rights. If you are already represented by legal counsel, the driver's insurance company must communicate with your lawyer who will protect your rights and your interests.

Contact Us

Contact the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, law office of Caroselli, Beachler & Coleman, L.L.C., by calling us at 412-567-1232 in Pittsburgh or Western Pennsylvania, or toll free at 866-466-5789. You may also complete our online contact form. Initial consultations are free and confidential.