What should you do after a car accident in Brampton?
Whether are an injured pedestrian, cyclist, motorcyclist or car driver, getting treatment for your injuries is the priority after a Brampton car accident.
Depending on the severity of your injuries, certain actions after the accident will ensure your safety and may be helpful for your compensation claim.
First, make the vehicles safe and avoid further accidents. Move your car to the side of the road if you can. Turn on your flasher lights and raise the hood of your car. Then call the police so that an official police accident report of the collision will be made.
Remain at the scene until you have exchanged information with the other driver. Get the name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license details as well as the registration number and insurance company details of the other driver. Stay calm and do not admit liability or accept any responsibility even if you think you may have been partly at fault.
If witnesses are present, get their details and take photos/videos of the accident scene if possible. If you can, sketch the streets, intersections, traffic signals, and location of the vehicles.
Finally, and most importantly, seek legal advice if you have been injured. Accident benefits may cover some of the damages but you may need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party to recover the full amount of your damages and losses.