We will be offering some advice in this segment about what to do when involved in a car crash. We will focus on the precautions to be taken by wounded passengers involved in a car crash, and explain the actions to be implemented soon after the incident.
Have you ever engaged in a car accident as a passenger and get injured? If anyone else was faulty, you are entitled to claim compensation for injury and losses. Passengers are not generally responsible for all injuries suffered during a collision and should be adequately covered by the Ontario regulations. Learn more here about some quick actions that you should just after the accident:
What should I do just after the car accident?
Usually, your first thoughts will be on your health and safety, then safety about your fellow passengers, the driver, and other people in the vehicle. It is advisable to talk to a lawyer about personal injuries as fast as you can. Early recommendations from a prosecutor mean that the complexities of traffic accidents are navigated critically. You will now have access to the proper resources to ensure that the injuries and damages are adequately paid.
Following the car crash, we always suggest the followings:
- Get thorough detail of the accident details
- Make sure that the on-site police reports that you were among the crash passengers
- Take contact information from the police officers who are investigating the case.
- Ask for other witnesses’ identities and contact information
- Take injury photographs
- Go to the hospital even though you are not severely injured.
As an injured passenger, Can I claim for compensation?
Passengers are also entitled to sue under Ontario law when they are injured during a car crash. Passengers are not considered faulty in conventional cases an insurer in all concerned cars should be considered liable, especially when victims are severely injured. The insured is entitled to make a lawsuit with “no-fault” that helps him to obtain insurance independent of who caused the crash.
Can I sue the driver?
If you received any injury as a passenger during a car crash, you can file a complaint against the driver. However, the driver’s insurance provider is likely to fight the allegation and pay for the costs decided by litigation or mediation. This means that if someone is so close to you, such as a partner, a family member, or a friend, you are not unable to prosecute them because the claim, and all court expenses, is eventually not covered by an insurance provider.