You’ve Just Been Seriously Injured…
Here Is What To Do Next
- Contact the proper authorities in relation to your accident, such as the police.
- Write down the names of all witnesses and everyone involved in the accident. In the case of an automobile accident, obtain the insurance information of everyone involved in the motor vehicle accident and the driver’s licence numbers of all other drivers.
- See your family doctor about your injuries as a result of the accident.
- Keep track of the names and dates of visits of all doctors and health care professionals you see in relation to your injuries.
- Ensure caregivers such as friends and family members record the time they spend caring for you in relation to your personal injury case.
- Collect information including policy numbers of all private and employer benefit plans available including short and long term disability plans.
- Keep receipts of all your expenses related to your accident, such as for medications and assistive devices relating to your personal injury.
- Be mindful that anything you say to your insurer can be used against you in relation to determining your entitlement to payments and benefits.
- Remember, in car accident cases, you must notify your accident benefits insurer within 7 days of your accident, apply for accident benefits within 30 days of your accident, and generally make a claim against the insurer of accident benefits for denying your claim within 2 years of the denial.
- For tort claims where you sue the party at fault in the accident, generally the law suit must be started within 2 years from the date of loss.