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Not Sure What to Do After a Vancouver Auto Wreck? Follow These Steps

Jeffrey S. Witten, B.A., LL.B.
Personal Injury Lawyer at McComb Witten Marcoux

Car accidents happen all the time. A driver comes out of nowhere, wrecks your car, and leaves you stranded on the side of the road. In the best-case scenario, you have to fix your vehicle. Worst case: you are gravely injured.

Almost everyone knows that there is money available after being injured in a car wreck that was someone else’s fault. What most lawyers don’t tell you is that compensation plays hard-to-get.

You need to tell your story of the accident in order to win your case. That means pictures, accident reconstruction, witnesses, and more. This costs money and time. You need to start now.

Three steps to take after a car wreck

1. Get better. You can’t fight if you haven’t healed. Keep all your appointments with physicians and therapists. Take your medicines as directed. Focus on getting better first of all, and we will take care of the rest.

2. Keep a lid on it. The insurance company—probably ICBC—will call you after your British Columbia traffic accident. Their insurance claims agents will say they just want to learn more, but the reality is that they’re trying to get you to slip up. They want you say something that can be taken out of context to limit the amount of compensation you get. Don’t answer their questions. You don’t have to, you don’t want to, and you don’t need to talk to them—except through your lawyer.

3. Record everything you can remember. Memories fade. Witnesses get harder and harder to find. Write down everything—everything!—you can remember about the Richmond car crash and whom we can contact for more. This information will be invaluable later.

After completing these steps, you are well on your way to winning your Vancouver car accident claim. But you aren’t done yet. It is still crucial that you hire the right BC accident lawyer.

Vancouver and Burnaby car accident cases can be war, and you want the right army fighting on your side. That would be our team of personal injury lawyers in British Columbia, with offices in Vancouver, Surrey, and Richmond. Call us today at 604.255.9018 for representation that is up for the battle.