Any type of accident can result in extreme confusion. However, knowing what to do if you’re involved in an accident can make seeking compensation much easier.
First and foremost, contact emergency personnel. Medical professionals and law enforcement officers will need to come to the scene of the accident to ensure you and your passengers are properly taken care of. Make sure you cooperate with all emergency personnel, but never admit fault when speaking to anyone.
Remember, even if you are cleared by on-site medical professionals, seek medical attention as soon as possible. There are certain injuries that may not be immediately apparent. You will need a thorough screening to check for these complications.
Whenever possible, gather as much information as possible. This will include:
Insurance, license plate, and contact information of all involved drivers
- Contact information of any bystanders or witnesses
- Pictures of the accident from multiple angles
- Names and contact information for all emergency personnel
Before you admit to anything or sign any documents, be sure you have spoken to a B.C. auto accident lawyer. The lawyers at our firm will investigate your accident and help ensure you are provided with the full compensation you deserve.
If you have been involved in an automobile accident anywhere in British Columbia, please contact Stephens & Holman to schedule a free case evaluation today.