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What should I do if I've been injured in a car accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be one of the most traumatic incidents in a person's life. Even if the accident is minor it can still cause you to suffer various injuries. No matter how long you've been a licensed driver, you still need to know the ins and outs of what you should do following a car accident in Pennsylvania.

Be sure to remain at the scene of the crash even if it wasn't your fault. You also don't want to leave the scene if you are injured. Firefighters and EMTs will be responding to your location and they will be able to evaluate your injury before transport to the hospital for further tests.

You should check on all others involved in the crash if at all possible. Only do this if you are not injured severely and can do so safely. This helps to get a feel for who should be evaluated first by emergency responders when they arrive.

It's recommended that you do not refuse medical care when injured in a car accident, even if it is a minor injury. It's best to be transported to the hospital for more in-depth tests that could discover serious issues like internal bleeding.

Once you've sought medical care you should follow the instructions provided by the doctor about your recovery. Once you are settled either in the hospital or at home, be sure to find a personal injury attorney.

After being injured in a car accident, a meeting with an experienced personal injury attorney can help victims protect their rights following any accident in Charleroi.

Source: Findlaw, "After a Car Accident: First Steps," accessed Nov. 17, 2017

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