What To Do When Involved In A Car Accident
Getting in a car accident can be a very scary and stressful situation. Along with assessing any damage to your car and making sure everyone involved is safe, you may also have to notify the police. While you do not need to call the police for every car accident, it can be a good idea for many reasons.
In Pennsylvania, you must call the police after a car accident if it results in:
- A vehicle being damaged to the point that it cannot be driven away from the accident scene.
- Anyone involved in the accident has any type of injury, no matter how minor.
- Property other than the vehicles involved in the accident have been damaged, including signs, fences, utility poles, and mailboxes.
Of course if you feel threaten in any way due to heighten emotions, as a result of the accident it is a good idea to call the police.
When you are involved in an accident, you should always exchange names, insurance information, addresses, and phone numbers. It is also a good idea to write down the color, make, and model of the vehicle, and take any pictures of the damage that was done to both vehicles.
Having a police officer on the scene of the accident can help to make the process go much smoother. They will be able to take official statements from all the drivers who were involved in the crash, which will help in the insurance claims process. They will also help to ensure that everyone stays as calm as possible and that there are no other incidents on the scene.
For all of your auto insurance needs and to ensure that you have the right amount of coverage for any accident you are involved in, contact the insurance professionals at Sausman Insurance Agency with locations in both Millersburg and Mifflintown, Pennsylvania.