I was in a serious car accident in Ottawa, what do I do?

In an Ottawa accident? Here are some basic steps to take right away to protect yourself.

Get the other driver’s information, including:

    • Name
    • Address, Telephone
    • Vehicle licence plate,  make and model
    • Driver’s licence  number
    • Other driver’s  insurance company and policy number

If the other driver tries to deny you any of this information, call the police.

Never admit you were at fault or agree to pay for any damage.

Take photos of the accident scene, your car and your injuries.

Make sure you get the name and phone number of any witnesses.

Go to a doctor if you have been injured.  It is much harder to make a claim later on if you have not seen a doctor within the first week of your accident.

Call the police.  We generally do not accept cases where the police were not called to the scene.

Report the accident to your insurance company.

Get free legal advice from a personal injury lawyer to see if you have a viable claim.

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