Now that spring is finally here, many of us are enjoying more time outdoors. Enjoy the fresh air, but be safe when walking, especially when near roads or paths! Between 2004 and 2008, thirty-two individuals were killed in vehicle-pedestrian accidents in just Ottawa.
If you are ever injured in a pedestrian accident (involving a car, truck, or another type of motor vehicle), protect your rights by making smart choices at the scene of the accident.
Insist that the police come to attend the scene
Obtain the driver’s name, license plate number, and insurance information
Get the medical attention you need
Call YOUR OWN insurance company to report the accident (it won’t affect your rates.)
Get advice from a personal injury lawyer.
Tell everyone at the scene that you’ll be fine. The adrenaline is pumping. You don’t know for sure.
Leave without witness information and the driver’s info.
Wait to contact a lawyer. Witnesses vanish. Memories fade.
Personal injury lawyers at Auger Hollingsworth are here to help ensure that you are afforded fair and just compensation as a result of a potentially life-changing incident. Call us with any questions, anytime.