ADVICE FROM YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER
Obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of all parties who were involved with or at the scene of the accident. You’ll need easy access to them later.
Photographic evidence goes a long way in strengthening your claim. Capture images of everything – your injuries, the vehicles involved, the damage incurred… Write a description of the accident as soon as possible, too. In the shock and chaos of the moment, it’s easy to confuse details that will undoubtedly be useful to you in the future.
Contact witnesses for written statements as soon as possible. With time, their memories may betray them, too. Accurate accounts are easiest to obtain shortly after an event.
See a doctor immediately after the accident. Professional attention and advice following physical trauma will serve you well and boost the validity of your claim.
Healing from car accident injuries typically takes longer than expect. Be patient with your recovery and vigilant about follow-up visits to the doctor. You only have one body!
Journal your injuries! Short notes outlining your physical progress, medications and doctor visits go a long way in building an airtight case that ICBC can’t argue with.
Keep receipts for all expenses associated with the accident, including parking, transportation and medical supplies and resources. There’s compensation for this.