Philadelphia, PA -- (SBWIRE) -- 12/04/2019 -- Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. is pleased to announce its auto accident attorneys in Philadelphia are available to consult with those who have recently been in auto accidents this winter season. With icy conditions and high winds making the roads more dangerous, there is often an increase in weather-related car accidents as fall ends and winter begins. The team at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C., has recently advised on what to do immediately after an auto accident this winter.
Motorists are encouraged to stop immediately after an accident has occurred, even if the accident is minor. The scene must be protected, so hazard lights should be switched on to alert other motorists that there has been an incident. Next, the police should be called so that they can file a report for insurance purposes, and deal with any potential criminal activity. The vehicles involved in the incident should stay where they are unless they are interfering with traffic flow.
Once the police arrive, the investigating officer should be informed as to what happened. Motorists are advised to tell the truth and to avoid speculation, guesswork, or misstatements. If someone thinks that he or she has been injured, but are unsure, the person should tell the investigating officer. This information could be vital for insurance claims if an injury takes a day or two to develop after an accident.
For motorists with dash cams or cell phones with cameras, pictures should be taken of any damage visible on the vehicles. Additionally, any visible injuries should be photographed. However, the lawyers at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. remind individuals that they should not interfere with any on-going police investigations. If it is not possible to take pictures immediately, they should be taken as soon as possible after the accident.
Finally, motorists should report the incident to their insurance company, seek any medical attention required, and consult with an attorney as soon as possible. For additional information, or to speak to a personal injury, auto accident, or birth injury lawyer in Philadelphia, visit https://www.rizio-hamilton.com/.
About Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C.
Since 1978, Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. has been serving the Pennsylvania and New Jersey areas. As injury lawyers in the Philadelphia area, the attorneys at Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. are always available to speak to their clients and promptly return phone calls if they are away from their desks. The Philadelphia lawyers of Rizio, Hamilton & Kane know that when a person is in need of a personal injury attorney in Philadelphia, that person deserves the personalized attention that Rizio, Hamilton & Kane, P.C. can provide.
To receive personalized attention and a free consultation, call the firm at their toll-free number 855-U-CAN-SUE or visit https://www.rizio-hamilton.com/.