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Auto Accidents – What You Need to Know

The law in Ontario requires that the person or company responsible for your auto accident pay for your injuries and repairs.

Many victims of car accidents try to handle their own personal injury cases, trusting that the insurance companies involved will settle promptly and fairly. Unfortunately, that is often not the case. Cariati Law injury & disability lawyers will look out for your best interest to ensure you receive the appropriate compensation. Our obligation is to you.

Negotiating alone or waiting until the insurance company makes an offer can be frustrating and costly. One wrong move or one mistake can cost you money. Delaying or guessing about the value of your Ontario, Canada personal injury case can result in the loss of valuable rights and thousands of dollars.

Compensation can be sought for medical bills, lost wages, car rentals, repairs and any pain and suffering you’ve endured. An Ontario, Canada auto accident lawyer from Cariati Law injury & disability lawyers is highly experienced in the field of auto accident law. Our expert case managers and investigators will take care of getting the proof needed to recover your full damages when you’ve been injured. We will use every available resource to help you.

Each and every Ontario, Canada injury & disability lawyer at our firm is innovative, aggressive and result-oriented when serving the diverse legal needs of our clients. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights. When injured, make one call to Cariati Law.

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What To Do When Involved In An Auto Accident

Do Not Leave the Accident Scene if you are involved in a car accident, you must stay at the
accident scene until you exchange information with the other driver or you may be criminally prosecuted.

Take steps to avoid additional collisions such as moving your car to the side of the road, turn on your flasher lights, lighting flares, and raising the hood of your car.

Exchange Information with the operator of the other motor vehicle(s) including the name, address, date of birth, and driver’s license number of the operator and owner of the car (if different from the operator), registration number, and name of the insurance company. (Always keep a pen and pad of paper in your car.)

Inform the Police – Contacting the police is very important, because the police will prepare a detailed motor vehicle accident report. This report will contain important facts regarding your claim that will come in handy when you seek legal advice.

Never Admit Liability – Never admit your liability before you seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer. When you are speaking with other drivers, passengers, paramedics or police, just provide a truthful account of the incident – do not accept responsibility for the accident.

Get Appropriate Information. If possible, you should attempt to obtain the following information: Names and addresses of witnesses; Note the damage to the motor vehicles; Note any skid marks and the approximate distance; Draw a diagram of the scene, noting the names of streets, intersections, traffic signals or signs, and location of the motor vehicles; and, if you happen to have a camera with you, take photos of the scene and motor vehicles.

Obtain Medical Treatment – If you are injured, seek appropriate medical treatment and follow your doctor’s orders regarding any treatment (i.e. physical therapy), tests (i.e. x-ray and M.R.I.) and prescriptions.

Seek Legal Advice, Contact Cariati Law toll free at 1.888.629.8040. A personal injury lawyer will help you deal with the various issues that arise following a car accident such as contacting insurance companies, claims for compensation for medical bills and lost wages, evaluating and settling claims, and, if necessary, litigating car accident claims.

Remember these helpful tips …

  • As difficult as it may seem, it is important that you remain calm.
  • Do not argue with other drivers and passengers. Save your story for the police.
  • Do not voluntarily assume liability or take responsibility, sign statements regarding fault, or promise to pay for damage at the scene of the accident.
  • Be careful of unauthorized tow truck operators pressuring you to have your vehicle towed, demanding immediate payment for the tow, or attempting to take your vehicle to a garage or body shop of their choice. They may try to use the confusion of the moment to intimidate you into allowing your vehicle to be towed.
  • If you feel you are being pressured, ask the police for the name of an authorized tow truck operator and have your vehicle towed to a Collision Reporting Centre or a police compound until you can talk to your insurance company.

 

Each and every Ontario, Canada injury & disability lawyer at our firm is innovative, aggressive and result-oriented when serving the diverse legal needs of our clients. Our lawyers are committed to protecting your rights. When injured, make one call to Cariati Law.

Call TOLL FREE: 1.888.629.8040