Involved In An Accident? Here Are Your First Steps To Take

In the greater Toronto area, a typical everyday driver covers approximately 20,000km of mileage in one year. Driving has played such a large role in people’s daily life that most of us don’t put too much thought into getting in a vehicle to drive home, to work, social events, religious facilities, or even just for leisure. Nobody gets into a vehicle with the expectation that something may go wrong. So, what happens when you or someone you know is in the wrong place at the wrong time?

After an accident, the first thing you should do is examine yourself for any injuries. If you are conscious and able to move, the next thing you should do is call 911 and file a police report. This step is crucial, as it will help determine if any charges are laid. These charges help to establish who is liable for the accident.

If you are mobile, the next thing you should do is take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. It is equally important to gather the contact and insurance information from the other party involved in the accident. If you have any passengers in your vehicle or bystanders, it is very important that you gather their contact information (name and phone number) so that a witness statement can be provided at a later date.

Next, you should contact your insurer. If you are planning on proceeding with a Tort or Accident Benefits claim, this step will save you time in the future. Lastly, if you were injured and are seeking Accident Benefits, or you were not at fault and want to sue the party, you should contact a Personal Injury lawyer within reasonable time.

Contact Azimi Law for a free consultation today and let us help you!