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11 Steps To Take After A Car Accident

1. Call the police (911 for the RNC or your local RCMP emergency number).

2. If someone is injured, arrange appropriate transportation to the hospital.

3. Do not move your vehicle unless it may create another accident.

4. Take pictures of the accident from many angles. Try for a picture of the full scene from a distance.

5. Get the other driver’s and passengers’ contact information.

6. Get the driver’s insurance information.

7. Make notes of any statements made by the driver and passengers in the other vehicle.

8. Get contact information for any witnesses of the accident.

9. Tell the investigating officer about any injuries and cooperate fully with medical staff.

10. If you’ve been injured, call your personal injury lawyer after leaving the accident scene.

11. Do not speak with the other driver’s insurance agent or sign any forms until you’ve consulted your personal injury lawyer.

For complete, printable instruction on what to do after a car accident in Newfoundland and Labrador, click this link. We recommend printing these instructions and keeping them in your vehicle just in case. Hopefully you'll never need them, but it's better to be safe than sorry.