Statistically speaking, given the amount of time that the average individual spends in a motor vehicle, it is probable that every Ontarian will be in a car accident at some point in their lifetime.  Hopefully, it is a minor fender bender without any injuries, but if you are injured, here are some tips on what to do:

  1. Get medical help.  This may involve calling for an ambulance or having someone take you to the hospital and/or doctor.  Either way, it is important that you seek medical attention immediately after the accident so that your condition can be properly assessed and documented.

  2. Notify the police;

  3. Do not talk to anyone at the scene of the accident about who is at fault for the accident.  Do not admit fault for the accident.  In particular, do not engage in conversation with the other driver or any witnesses about who is to blame for the accident.

  4. If possible, get the names and contact information for any eye witnesses;

  5. If possible, and if it is safe, take photographs of the scene of the accident and the position of the vehicles.  Also, take photographs of your injuries in the days following the accident;

  6. Notify your insurer (or have someone notify them on your behalf) and let them know that you have been injured;

  7. Write down what happened at your earliest opportunity.  Memories fade with time, and it is best to record what happened at an early stage.

  8. Contact an experienced car accident lawyer who can help you understand your rights and the complex accident benefits system

For more information, please feel free to contact our office.