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 LL.P. 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 LLPand a member of our team will be happy to assist you.