Car accidents can be overwhelming, regardless of the level of damages and injuries involved. When you get into a car accident, it’s important to stay calm and in most cases, contacting a personal injury lawyer is crucial to ensuring fair compensation for any injuries you or a passenger sustain in the accident.

If you’ve been in a car accident in the GTA, Dufferin County or surrounding areas, call ADLAI LAW  at 519-259-1447 or 647-255-7901.

Of course, there are several other things to do when you’re involved in an accident beyond simply staying calm and calling your personal injury lawyer. By following the steps outlined below, you can assure the preservation of your legal rights in the days and weeks following.

Assess the damages and create a record

What to do in a car accident

What to do in a car accident?

Above all else, the most important thing to do after a car accident is to stop and assess the damages. In Ontario, any damages over $2,000 must be reported to the police so even if there aren’t injuries, it’s vital to stop and determine just how much damage has been done.

If you assess the damage to be less than $2,000 and nobody has been injured, you don’t need to file a police report. However, you should take the following steps regardless of how much damage has been done and whether or not the police have been called.

  • Clear or protect the scene
    Use pylons, flags or flashers to let other drivers in the area know that there’s been an accident and keep them out of the immediate area.
  • Write down the details
    Whether it’s on a police report or for your own records, write down the date, time, location, how the accident happened, and the resulting damages.
  • Take photographs
    Before moving your vehicle, take photos of the scene, if possible. Additionally, take clear photos of any vehicular damage or physical injuries.
  • Exchange information
    Exchange names, phone numbers and insurance details with any other drivers in the accident.
  • Call your insurance provider
    Whenever damage or injury occurs in a car accident, be sure to alert your insurance provider to get the claim process rolling as quickly as possible.

Seek help from a personal injury lawyer in the Greater Toronto Area

If you’ve been involved in a car accident, a personal injury lawyer at Adlai Law Firm can help you get the compensation you deserve for injuries and damages. Contact Adlai Law as soon as possible after a collision for immediate help.