What to Do in a Motor Vehicle Accident

Report the Accident

    • Report the accident to the police: 911.
    • Call your attorney: 215-266-7872.
    • Report the Accident to your insurance agent.

Get the Following Information

  • Date:                                                                                                                       
  • Time:                                                                                                                      
  • Street:                                                                                                                     
  • Nearest Intersecting Street:                                                                                     
  • 1st Driver’s Name:                                                                                                           
    • Address:                                                                                                                  
    • Telephone #:                                                                                                            
    • Driver’s License #:                                                                                                   
    • Vehicle Tag #:                                                                                                          
    • Insurance Co.:                                                                                                         
    • Insurance Policy #:                                                                                                  
    • Owner’s Name:                                                                                                        
    • Address:                                                                                                                   
    • Bus or Cab PUC #:                                                                                                   
    • Property Damage:                                                                                                    
  • 2nd Driver’s Name:                                                                                                          
    • Address:                                                                                                                                                                            
    • Telephone #:                                                                                                            
    • Driver’s License #:                                                                                                   
    • Vehicle Tag #:                                                                                                          
    • Insurance Co.:                                                                                                         
    • Insurance Policy #:                                                                                                   
    • Owner’s Name:                                                                                                        
    • Address:                                                                                                                   
    • Bus or Cab PUC #:                                                                                                   
    • Property Damage:                                                                                                    
  • Your Property Damage:                                                                                                    

Even if the Police Come to the Scene, Get the Following Information

    • Vehicle Tag numbers for all vehicles.
    • Insurance Co. and Policy Number for all vehicles.

Note any Physical Damage to Each Vehicle

    • If you are able, look around each vehicle and note where there is damage.
    • Note the points of impact where each vehicle collided.
    • If you have a camera, take lots of pictures of the cars and the accident scene.

If You Are Injured, Seek Medical Attention

    • See your doctor or hospital emergency room immediately.
    • Tell the medical personnel that you were in an automobile accident.
    • Show your car insurance card so that your medical bills will be paid.
    • Tell them about any pain or discomfort you are having; minor pains may be symptoms of more serious injuries. Let the doctors decide if you need further attention.