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Understanding the Process of Filing Your Car Accident Claims

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Understanding the Process of Filing Your Car Accident Claims

You’re on a slippery road, but you know the drill: slow down, don’t brake hard, and watch out for brake lights ahead. Even though you are following the correct procedures in this situation, there are other drivers out there who are unprepared. Suddenly, a car flies down the hill behind you and is unable to stop in time. You are rear-ended, and your car flies into a ditch. You’ve hit your head, your car is a complete wreck, and you have no idea what to do next.

 

After seeing a medical professional and taking detailed notes of the accident, it’s time to go to a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help you file your car accident claims while ensuring that you receive the compensation you are eligible for. Here are a few important notes to record after an accident occurs that will strengthen your case:

 

  • The driver’s name and licence number;
  • The extent of your injuries;
  • A description of what happened in the accident;
  • The licence plate and vehicle identification numbers;
  • The name and badge number of the police officer;
  • The date, time, and location of the car accident;
  • The names and phone numbers from any witnesses; and
  • Insurance company and policy numbers from other drivers involved.

 

By collecting this information and keeping detailed records of both the accident and any medical attention that you receive, you will strengthen your case against the negligent driver.

 

Hiring a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer

 

When you have a toothache, you see a dentist; when you have an illness, you see a doctor; and when you’re about to file your car accident claims, you see a personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer is the expert you’re looking for after a serious motor vehicle accident occurs. A lawyer will guide you through the process of filing your car accident claims while letting you know the compensation you are eligible to receive in your specific case. Book a free consultation and ask a Toronto personal injury lawyer any questions you might have about your case at Sokoloff today!

 

Sources:

 

https://www.fsco.gov.on.ca/en/auto/brochures/Pages/brochure_claims.aspx