Some of the steps the you can take following a motorcycle accident in Ontario, include the following:
- Try to remain calm at the scene. Even though you may be angry at the other driver for putting your life in danger, it is important to try to keep your cool and remain calm at the scene of the accident.
- If you or anyone else is injured, call for an ambulance immediately.
- Report the accident to the police.
- If you are able, obtain information about the other driver and vehicle involved in the accident. This should include the names and contact information for the drivers and passengers, license plate numbers, vehicle make and models, and insurance information.
- Identify any witnesses to the accident and obtain their names and contact information. This is particularly important in motorcycle accidents, as drivers will often try to blame the motorcycle. The independent witness may be crucial in establishing your version of events.
- If you are able, take photos. Otherwise request a family member or friend to take photos of the accident scene, vehicles, and any injuries.
- Notify your insurance provider.
- Follow the advice of your treating doctors and report all of your symptoms to your medical providers.
- Contact in Ontario personal injury lawyer before you speak with the other drivers insurance company.
- Do not provide any statements or authorization forms to the other driver's insurance company until you have had a chance to consult with an experienced Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer.
These are just a few of the steps that you can take to protect your rights following a motorcycle accident in Ontario. There are many more steps that must be taken, and there are timelines and deadlines for filing claims for insurance benefits following a motorcycle accident. One of the most important things you can do to protect your rights is to speak with an experienced Ontario motorcycle accident lawyer. Our motorcycle accident law firm offers all prospective clients a free consultation with an injury lawyer. To learn more about your rights, and to request a free consultation with a lawyer, call us at 416-900-1070 or toll-free at 1-866-234-6093. Or you can complete our online contact form here.