5 things to know if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident
- Obtain information at accident scene
- Collect name and contact information of all drivers and witnesses and police officers
- If you can, take photographs of the accident scene and the damaged vehicles
- Assess injuries
- Seek medical advice. Go to the hospital and see your family physician as soon as possible.
- Summarize all your accident related injuries.
- The legal system is complex
- In British Columbia, an injured person who is seeking compensation must establish that another party is at fault, in whole or in part. Proving fault can be a very complicated process.
- Time is of the essence
- There are time limits for you to bring your claim for compensation
- To protect your legal rights, consult with a motor vehicle accident lawyer before you talk to an insurance adjuster
- Insurance adjusters work for insurance companies, not you.
- Consulting with an experiences motor vehicle accident lawyer will help you understand how the complex legal system works.
- Rella Paolini Rogers provide free initial consultations
- Hospital or home visits can be arranged at no cost.
The foregoing provides an overview only for informational and non-commercial purposes. It does not constitute legal advice or an opinion. The laws may also change over time and the information may not be updated to reflect such variations. Readers should not make decisions based on the information contained herein alone and should obtain professional legal advice on their specific circumstances. Reliance on the information contained herein is done solely at the reader’s own risk.