What Should I Do Immediately After A Car Accident?

The moments following a car accident are stressful. Given the potential for serious charges, it is important to take the right steps to protect yourself and anyone else involved.

At Edmonton’s Raponi Rideout Tarrabain, we have decades of experience handling all manner of driving offences across Alberta. Our client-first approach means providing the people that we serve with guidance every step of the way.

Stay Where You Are

Regardless of who or what caused the accident, you are legally required to stay at the scene.

Contact The Authorities

Assess the situation and contact the appropriate authorities. If there is any suspicion of impaired driving if there have been injuries or there has been damage to vehicles or other property, call 9-1-1 immediately.

Exchange Information

If possible, collect the following information from all parties involved:

  • Name
  • Driver’s Licence Number
  • Licence Plate
  • Insurance Information
  • Registration Information

It can also help to take as many pictures of the scene as possible so that there are photographic records available.

Notify Your Insurance Company

Whether or not you intend to make a claim, you must report the accident to your insurance company.

Seek Medical Attention

Even if you don’t believe that you’ve been injured, it is important to visit a doctor. In some instances, injuries don’t present themselves immediately or something minor becomes serious over time.

Contact A Lawyer

The days and weeks following an accident are stressful. Having an experienced lawyer on your side to guide you through the process can make a difficult time easier. Call 780-429-1010 or email us today.

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