ADVICE FROM YOUR CAR ACCIDENT LAWYER

Contacts

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.

Evidence

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.

Witnesses

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.

Medical Attention

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.

Recovery

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!

Documentation

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.

Expenses

Keep receipts for all expenses associated with the accident, including parking, transportation and medical supplies and resources. There’s compensation for this.