What Should I Do If I’m Hurt In A Toronto Car Accident?
Our personal injury lawyers can help you recover financial compensation
A Toronto car accident happens in an instant and many victims aren’t sure what to do next. That’s a normal reaction. There are steps you can take just after the crash that can help protect your health and your right to seek financial compensation. The experienced car accident lawyers at Smitiuch Injury Law guide the injured through the legal process.
We offer the experience and resources of a big law firm, but our Toronto lawyers give you the personal attention that you’ll only find at a smaller firm. Clients are the centre of everything we do. We give honest and helpful advice, and we are committed to helping you get the best possible outcome.
Here are steps you can take if you’ve been in a car accident (unless injuries prevent you from doing so):
Call 9-1-1 (or ask someone else to call). Wait for the police and emergency services. The police will make sure everyone involved is safe. They will also conduct an initial investigation and fill out a police report. This report will contain important information about your Toronto accident.
Get examined by a doctor.
Even if you feel OK, it’s important to get a medical examination as soon as possible after your Toronto accident. You could have internal injuries but aren’t showing any symptoms yet. If you are injured, a doctor will document your injuries. This documentation can help you if you try to recover financial compensation.
Take photos of the accident scene.
Use your smartphone or digital camera. Get photos of the vehicle damage, any nearby traffic signs or signals and wider shots of the accident scene.
Get some information.
Asks for the names and contact information of people who were involved in the Toronto accident, as well as witnesses. Be sure to get addresses, phone numbers, driver’s license numbers, license plate numbers, insurance information and vehicle make, model and year.
Write down what happened.
Take notes about the Toronto accident before your memory of what happened starts to fade. You can write down the time, date and location of the crash and give a description of how it happened. Write down any details you remember, such as whether the other driver appeared to be speeding or operating recklessly.
Contact your insurance company.
Report the accident, no matter who was at fault. You have seven days to notify your insurance company, but we recommended contacting them as soon as possible. Failing to report the Toronto accident could put any accident benefits and compensation at risk.
Call a Toronto car accident lawyer.
You need experienced legal representation from an experienced lawyer who will fight for you rights and help you recover financial compensation.
If we take your case, you don’t have to worry about paying us right now. That’s because we work on a contingency fee basis. We cover all the costs of moving your case forward after your Toronto car accident. You don’t owe us a dime unless we recover compensation. It’s our “no win, no fee” promise.
Learn more about how we can help. To speak to one of our experienced car accident lawyers, contact us to schedule your free case evaluation at our Toronto office.