If you were involved in a Toronto car accident and are now injured as a result, there are certain steps and precautions you must take. Being injured and unable to work or care for your loved ones can have serious repercussions on your personal health and family. Handling a car accident Toronto claim on your own can greatly add to your difficulties. By hiring a Toronto accident lawyer can greatly reduce your involvement with the insurance company and allow you to concentrate on your physical and psychological recovery instead of your car accident claim.
There will be numerous decisions which will need to be made; some concerning your immediate requirements, in addition to some decisions that might impact you for numerous years, such as your Toronto personal injury claim. For many individuals, coping with an automobile accident claim may be an unfamiliar and overwhelming procedure. Thankfully, you will find that you can turn JudgeTheCase for guidance which will make the insurance claim procedure simple and efficient.
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Stop. If your vehicle is involved in a car accident and you don’t stop, you may be subject to criminal prosecution.
If anyone is injured as a result of the car accident or if the total damage to all the vehicles involved appears to be MORE than $1,000, or if you suspect that any of the other drivers involved in the car accident are guilty of a Criminal Code offence (such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol), call 911 and follow the instructions given to you by the emergency operator. Police will arrive as soon as possible.
Do not try to move anyone injured in the accident — you may aggravate their injuries! If no one is injured and total damage to all the vehicles involved appears to be LESS than $1,000, call your local police for instructions. Police units may or may not be dispatched to the scene. If local police do not attend the scene of the accident, they will instruct you to report to a Collision Reporting Centre within 24 hours.
Collision Reporting Centres are police facilities created to assist motorists in reporting car accidents. At the reporting center you will be assisted in completing a police report.
If it is safe to do so, move your vehicle to the side of the road, out of traffic. If your vehicle cannot be driven as a result of the car accident, turn on your hazard lights or use cones, warning triangles or flares, as appropriate.
Write down the names, addresses, and telephone and driver’s license numbers of all of the other drivers, the license plate numbers of the other vehicles, as well as the names and addresses of the registered owners of the vehicles, and the insurance of people involved in the car accident.
Also obtain the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of passengers and witnesses of the car accident.
Jot down specific details about the scene of the car accident, using the accident worksheet provided.
When you are involved in a car accident Toronto involving injury or property damage, you need to report it to your agent, broker, or insurance company representative within seven days, regardless of who is at fault. Please note that reporting property damages and reporting your injuries are things which need to be done separately. If you require more information please refer to our Accident Benefits section.