If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident there are certain steps that need to be taken. Ontario Injury Lawyers understands that you may be physically unable to do some of the things listed below, depending on the circumstance and severity of your injuries; however, these items need to be addressed as soon as possible. Failing to do so may result in you not receiving maximum compensation for your injuries.
Immediately after you receive medical attention you need to call a personal injury lawyer. This is extremely important so that all your rights under the law will be protected. It’s a free phone call so do not hesitate.
Call the police and report the accident.
Get the insurance information on the vehicles of the other parties involved in the accident.
Call your insurance company and report the accident immediately. Keep a record of when you called and who you reported the accident to.
Call and inform your doctor about your injuries. Record the names and dates of any healthcare professionals you see in relation to your injuries.
Notify your work or school of your situation and injuries.
Get the details of any insurance coverage you have at work or school or a private plan that covers personal injuries. If you have coverage, contact them immediately.
Keep all receipts of any accident related expenses. Family members should also record the dates and time spent caring for the injured person so that they can be compensated.