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Information - Motor Vehicle Accidents

5 things to know if you are injured in a motor vehicle accident

  1. Obtain information at accident scene
    1. Collect name and contact information of all drivers and witnesses and police officers
    2. If you can, take photographs of the accident scene and the damaged vehicles
  2. Assess injuries
    1. Seek medical advice. Go to the hospital and see your family physician as soon as possible.
    2. Summarize all your accident related injuries.
  3. The legal system is complex
    1. In British Columbia, an injured person who is seeking compensation must establish that another party is at fault, in whole or in part. Proving fault can be a very complicated process.
  4. Time is of the essence
    1. There are time limits for you to bring your claim for compensation
  5. To protect your legal rights, consult with a motor vehicle accident lawyer before you talk to an insurance adjuster
    1. Insurance adjusters work for insurance companies, not you.
    2. Consulting with an experiences motor vehicle accident lawyer will help you understand how the complex legal system works.
    3. Rella Paolini Rogers provide free initial consultations
    4. Hospital or home visits can be arranged at no cost.