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Harrisburg Car Accident Lawyers Provide FAQs

Answers to commonly asked questions about car wrecks

If you’ve been in an auto accident, you may be confused about what you should do next — or how you can protect yourself moving forward. We always advise getting the help of an auto accident law firm as soon as possible, but here are a few answers to frequently asked questions about auto accidents.

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Should I call the police?

Yes. If you call in law enforcement, you have an official presence on the scene filing a report and bringing some safety and control to the situation.

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Should I call my insurance company?

Yes. In fact, by law you must contact your insurance company following an auto accident — even if you are not at fault.

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Should I give the other drivers my information?

Yes — just the basics. It’s good to swap names, insurance information and contact information. But be careful of what you say. Admitting you made a mistake or apologizing for your driving could be used against you during the proceedings.

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Am I obligated to speak with other insurance companies?

No, and in fact you should avoid this at all costs. You will probably hear from the other driver’s insurance company shortly after the accident. Insurance representatives will seem kind and act as though they are just getting some routine information — but do not speak with them about the accident. And under no circumstances should you sign any paperwork they send you.

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What can I do at the scene of the accident?

There are several things you can do. First, snap some pictures with a smartphone or camera if you have one. Also, jot down a few notes — either in a notepad or on your phone. Writing down the details of what happened will come in handy when things aren’t so clear in your memory a day or two later. It also helps to try to get the contact information of any eyewitnesses.

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