Imagine the scenario: You're driving along when, out of nowhere, the unexpected happens, and you're involved in a collision. Would you know what to do next?
Being in a car accident can be a traumatic event, but knowing the steps to take immediately after might help make it a less stressful experience for you and those involved.
Fleeing the scene of an accident can result in criminal prosecution, so stay put until you've exchanged information with the other driver(s) and have called the police, if necessary.
While at the accident scene, it's necessary to remain calm and handle the situation in a proper manner:
There's a lot of information to record after a collision has occurred. You need to write down the specific details of the event, including the following:
Be sure to call your insurance provider or claims line as soon as possible to report the accident. To assist you with this process, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has a printable online collision report form to keep in your vehicle that can be filled out in the event of an accident.
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