At the scene of the accident:
  • If you are hurt, stay seated with your seatbelt on
  • Check if anyone in your car or the other car is hurt
  • Call 9-1-1 and follow the directions they give you
  • If you are told to move the cars to the side of the road, pay attention to the traffic around you
  • Write down the name, number and address of the other driver, the other passengers, and any witnesses
  • Cooperate with the police officers and get their names
  • Write down the time and place of the accident
  • Write down a description of what happened and make a drawing of the accident scene
  • If you have a camera, take pictures of the scene
After the accident:

Make a doctor’s appointment if you have pain
Call a lawyer at Behrend and Ernsberger, P.C. before speaking to any insurance company (412) 391-2515

Items to keep in your car:
  • Notepad
  • Pens
  • First-aid kit
  • Road flares
  • Your emergency contact information
  • A list of your pertinent medical conditions and allergies

An accident checklist from Behrend and Ernsberger, P.C.- (412) 391-2515