What To Do If You Have Been Involved In An Accident

Immediately After the Collision:

  • Remain on the scene and call to obtain assistance from the Police and/or medical services
  • Obtain and document as much information as possible
    • Names (Other driver and witnesses if possible)
    • Phone Numbers
    • Driver's Licence
    • Pictures of the vehicles and the scene, before the vehicles are moved
  • Note the date, time, and weather

The Other Party Fled the Scene...What do I do?

  • Call the Police and provide them with as much information as possible
  • Provide a written statement to ICBC, including all the information listed above that you have
  • Advertise for witnesses (posters near the scene, post on social media, or newspaper advertisements)
  • Keep a record of your efforts to find the other driver
    • DO NOT CHASE AFTER THEM - You could endanger yourself or others


  • See your doctor as soon as possible after the accident, and when any new symptom arises after the accident
  • Continue to see your doctor regularly and report all symptoms
  • Take pictures of your bruising and other injuries
  • Keep a personal log of all your symptoms
  • Follow the advice of your health care practitioners
  • Keep all receipts for out-of-pocket medical and travel expenses
  • If you miss work due to your injuries, you should
    • apply for any short-term disability coverage you may have at work, or
    • make an Employment Insurance claim
  • DO NOT settle your claim without speaking to one of our experienced personal injury lawyers first
  • If you wait too long, your claim may be barred by the passage of time. It is best to get legal advise early.


If you are injured, call HSJ Laywers. Northern BC's Personal Injury Team: Harris Johnsen , Lorne Dunn Q.C. , Richard Stewart , Justin Haines , and Kristopher Henderson

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