First and foremost, you should attend to your injuries and follow your doctor’s recommendations. Your focus should be your health and recovery from any injuries. Having said that, before you think about pursuing a personal injury claim you should gather evidence related to how the motor vehicle accident was caused. Document the extent of damage both to your person and to your vehicle. Photographs are always useful.
- Confirm the names and contact information of any witnesses who observed the accident
- Start a personal log book and diarize the exact particulars of the accident, note what happened in the immediate aftermath of the accident
- Collect all medical bills
- Record hospital and other medical visits
- Note if there was police attendance at the scene of the accident
- Record any missed work or lost wages
Most importantly, make note of any ongoing limitations (work, personal, social) resulting from the accident.
Do you have questions about an ICBC personal injury claim or accident? Contact one of Lindsay Kenney’s Motor Vehicle Accident and Injury Claims lawyers to arrange a free consultation.
This article is intended to be an overview of the law and is for informational purposes only. Readers are cautioned that this article does not constitute legal or professional advice and should not be relied on as such. Rather, readers should obtain specific legal advice in relation to the issues they are facing.
This article was written by a lawyer formerly with Lindsay Kenney LLP.