Dos and Don’ts at the Scene of an Auto Accident

Serving Greater Vancouver and Nearby Areas of British Columbia

Being in an auto accident in Delta, British Columbia can be a scary and disorienting experience. You may not know what you should and should not do if you are involved in an auto accident. The auto accident lawyers at Stephens & Holman offer the following dos and don’ts to all British Columbia residents to help them know what to do at the scene of an auto accident.

What to Do at the Scene of an Auto Accident

The most important action you can take immediately following an auto accident is to see if everyone involved is all right and uninjured. If anyone has suffered a personal injury, contact the proper authorities and request that an emergency medical response team be dispatched.

If you are uninjured, visit your primary care physician as soon as you can. Your physician will notice if you have suffered any minor injuries that you may not notice right away. Some injuries do not appear until a few days after an auto accident.

Ask for names and contact information of any witnesses. This information will be important in determining who was at fault for the cause of the auto accident. The other information you will want to gather includes:

• Names of the drivers involved
• The insurance information of the drivers
• License plate numbers of the vehicles in the accident
• The make and model of the vehicle
 

Be sure to write down any details of the auto accident either at the scene of the accident or right when you get home. Writing the details down as soon as possible following the accident will help ensure that you do not forget any important details later.

What Not to Do at the Scene of an Auto Accident

It is very important that you do not sign any documentation until you have spoken with the Delta auto accident lawyers at Stephens & Holman. ICBC may ask you to sign documentation or agree to a settlement that may hinder you in your case to get the compensation you need and deserve. Our auto accident lawyers will speak with ICBC directly so they cannot take advantage of you.

Do not admit fault or blame anyone for the accident. The authorities will ask you for a recount of what happened. Answer all of their questions and cooperate fully. Do not tell them that you may have contributed to the accident and do not blame the other driver. Give the authorities the details of the accident as best you can.

Do not wait too long to speak with our auto accident lawyers. There is a statute of limitations that governs how long you have to file your auto accident case. You may not be able to get the compensation you need if you wait too long.

Please contact the law offices of Stephens & Holman today to speak with an auto accident lawyer in Delta if you have been involved in an auto accident. We will guide you through the legal process and protect your rights.