Involved in a Motor Vehicle Collision? This is What You Do Next

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So, what should you do if you are involved in a motor vehicle collision? No matter how you feel about your injuries, make sure that you do the following immediately after a collision:

  • Take a picture of the collision aftermath – the location of the vehicles immediately post-collision.
  • Take a picture of the damage to your vehicle and the other vehicle(s) involved.
  • Take a picture of the other vehicle(s) license plate and the other vehicle(s) driver's license and insurance policy slip.
  • Ask for help from people who witnessed the collision and get their names and contact information.
  • Call 911 and request an ambulance to ensure you are adequately checked out.
  • Ensure you obtain a Motor Vehicle Accident Report from the police and save it for your records.

Also, call your own car insurance company and report the collision, and request a rental car as needed/permitted.

After the collision and even after you have been admitted and discharged from the hospital, call your family doctor to book an appointment or go to a walk-in clinic/urgent care clinic and report your symptoms. Take pictures of your injuries and how they process/worsen.

You may be recommended to attend physical treatment and it is imperative that you attend treatment to ensure your symptoms are properly assessed in order to promote a healthy recovery.

Call a personal injury lawyer to know your rights!

The team at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP. strongly encourages all Ontarians to engage in safe driving practices.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a collision, you may be entitled to receive the help you deserve. Contact us at JEWELL RADIMISIS JORGE LLP and a member of our team will be happy to assist you.
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