Car accidents are the most common kind of personal injury claim in Brampton and the least carefully observed. In fact, Brampton has the highest car accident fatality rate in all of Ontario, according to a study by Allstate. Everyone thinks they know what they’re supposed to do in case a car accident happens and most people have it wrong. Calling a personal injury lawyer in Brampton is the only way to guarantee that your case is going to be handled properly from start to finish.
Our firm has years of experience locally in Brampton when it comes to car accident cases. We know what kind of information we need, when we need it and the best ways to approach the insurance companies to make sure you get every penny you deserve. You’re injured, you’re stressed out and you’re worried about all this debt you’re accumulating after an accident that wasn’t your fault to begin with. The last thing you should have to worry about is whether or not you’re ever going to see a light at the end of that tunnel.
We can help you find that light. We’ve helped hundreds of clients get the money they deserve from unwilling and stubborn insurance companies and we can help you do the same thing. If you find yourself in an auto accident, keep the following tips in mind.
Don’t talk to the driver of the other car any more than you have to, and absolutely do not admit any kind of fault. Wait for the police to arrive on the scene and give them purely factual information. This way the police record is the only record on file and you can avoid sticky he-said-she-said situations later on down the line.
Seek medical attention immediately, even if you don’t feel like you’ve been injured. Often right after an accident adrenaline prevents you from feeling the full force of what’s just happened to your body, and it’s worth it to have a professional check you out to make sure nothing’s been hurt or broken. If the EMT on the scene suggests you go to the hospital, take their advice.
Record any and all details you can manage. Take photos of the scene with your cell phone camera, note the names and contact information of any potential witnesses and write down any feelings of numbness, dizziness or aches along with where you are feeling them. Once you have retained a firm to help you get the compensation you deserve this information will become invaluable.