Personal injury law: Dealing with a car accident
Being involved in car accidents may not only cause physical injuries, but emotional ones as well. A British Columbia resident who is involved in a car crash would do well to contact a lawyer experienced in personal injury law after doing a few things right after the incident. The first thing is to call 911 if anyone is injured, and if damage to the cars is severe, do not move them.
When it seems like no one is hurt and there isn’t much damage to the vehicles, it’s still important to get details written down. It’s not only wise for insurance purposes, but also if someone does happen to have injuries. It’s crucial to get the names of drivers; licence plate numbers of the vehicles; drivers’ contact information; year, model and make of the vehicles and insurance details if the vehicle isn’t from British Columbia.
Looking for any witnesses to what happened will help police in their investigation. Record their names and contact information, if possible. Anything about the scene should be recorded. Photos and videos would be helpful as would written descriptions. Police must be called if there are severe injuries to people or if vehicles suffered significant damages.
British Columbia residents who suffer injuries in accidents have the right to speak with a lawyer experienced in personal injury law. A lawyer will review a client’s case based on the evidence provided and offer advice on how to proceed with a personal injury claim or suit. A lawyer can assist a client whose life has been impacted by personal injury and who may not be able to work, is enduring pain and suffering and has to bear the brunt of medical expenses.