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Important Steps for the Hours and Days Following an Accident

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INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING YOUR AUTO ACCIDENT CLAIM

The hours, days, and weeks after an auto accident are important! Failing to follow the important steps below, can cost your money. If you missed a step, especially at the accident scene, the auto accident attorneys at Spear Greenfield can help. Review this important checklist for protecting your best interests in an auto accident claim!

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WHAT TO DO AT THE ACCIDENT SCENE

To secure the accident scene and to ensure you have the necessary information for legal action, follow the important steps below immediately following an accident.

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Call the police and request a police report.

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Do not apologize for the accident.

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Collect the name, contact information, and driver's insurance from other involved individuals.

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Photograph the accident site including the vehicles involved, unsafe conditions, and accident damages.

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Seek medical attention and request all medical documentation.

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Gather witness information from anyone at the accident scene

WHAT TO DO IN THE FOLLOWING DAYS

In the days following an accident, it is important to identify all the damages caused by the accident, including medical, property, and lost wages. Speaking with professionals, such as a Spear Greenfield auto accident attorney, will ensure you do not settle prematurely or sell yourself short.

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Visit your family doctor in the days and weeks after.

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Do not accept or sign any agreements from insurance companies or involved parties.

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Speak with a personal injury lawyer at Spear Greenfield to evaluate the strength of your injury case.

DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?

Generally after an auto accident, speaking with an attorney is always recommended. Below are some factors signaling the need for an attorney:

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If an accident caused injuries and property damage.

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Insurance coverage questions or uncertainty.

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Uncertainty about your rights surrounding an accident.

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An increase in pain or injury in the days or weeks following an accident.

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When the accident causes a death.

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The involvement of pedestrians or cyclists.

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Inconsistencies between your personal account and the police report.

CONTACT AN ATTORNEY NOW

If you suffered an auto accident that caused damages or injuries, Rand Spear and the Spear Greenfield legal team is here to help. As a family owned firm, we are dedicated to winning for our clients and will NEVER sell you short. We are one of the most successful injuries attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey with over $750 million collected for our clients!

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