Not sure what to do after a car wreck? The car accident lawyers at Klein Lawyers are here to help.
Car Accidents in Vancouver can happen to anyone, at any time. This checklist is designed to help you prepare in case this type of tragic event happens to you.
In the glove box of your car, you should have your registration and auto insurance information. We suggest that you keep a copy of our Car Accident Checklist as well. This checklist can serve as a useful reference guide and help you to get through the immediate and long-term aftermath of a crash.
For more information on what you can do after a car accident in Vancouver or elsewhere in British Columbia, please feel free to call Klein Lawyers or submit our online contact form. We would be glad to provide you with a free consultation about your car accident case.
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What to do after a Car Accident in B.C.
Do not move your vehicle unless it is blocking traffic.
Put on your hazard lights to warn other drivers.
Assist anyone who is injured.
Call an ambulance as soon as possible. Avoid moving an injured person as you might aggravate their injuries. Seek medical attention for your own injuries. Some injuries, such as whiplash, may not appear for hours or even days after the accident.
Get the names and addresses of as many witnesses as possible.
This may help you in a claim and/or settlement.
Exchange names, addresses and insurance particulars with all drivers involved.
Obtain the names and addresses of any passengers. Record the license plate numbers of all vehicles involved.
Do not admit or deny any fault for the accident.
You should not discuss the accident with anyone except the police, and your lawyer.
Make detailed notes about the accident.
Draw a sketch showing the position of each vehicle at the time of the accident. Write down any statements made by other drivers or passengers.
Report the accident to your insurance company.
It is important to communicate with your insurance company sooner rather than later.
Take photographs of the damage to your vehicle.
The more pictures you can take, the better.
If you have been injured, call Klein Lawyers for a free consultation.
You may be entitled to compensation and Klein Lawyers is dedicated to helping accident victims. Each year, we help hundreds of injured people get compensation for their injuries.