Users' questions

What is the first thing you must do if you have a collision?

What is the first thing you must do if you have a collision?

Explanation: If you are in a collision that causes damage or injury to any other person, vehicle, animal or property, by law you MUST STOP. Give your name, the vehicle owner’s name and address, and the vehicle’s registration number to anyone who has reasonable grounds for requiring them.

What is the first thing you should do if you are involved in a collision Boatsmart?

Perform the following if your craft has been involved in a collision: Step 1) Ensure that everyone is wearing a life jacket or PFD. Step 2) Visually and/or verbally confirm that all passengers are present and accounted for. Step 3) Determine if there are other craft in the vicinity that may offer assistance.

What to do if someone else is responsible for a car accident?

If you think someone else is responsible (liable) for the accident, you can make a claim against them for any damage to your vehicle or property. If your car can be repaired, you should get a written quote from qualified repairers for both labour and parts to repair the vehicle.

Can you make a claim against the other driver for damage to your car?

If you have damage to your own car from the accident and the other driver is partially responsible, you may be able to make a claim against them for the damage to your car (a counter claim). Get legal advice.

What should you do at the scene of a car accident?

You’re must do these things when you’re directly involved in an accident, but also if your vehicle’s ‘presence’ was a factor. If you’re a breakdown Member, we’ll help you at the scene of an accident. Even if you don’t want to claim yourself, you should report the accident to your insurance company within a reasonable time.

Where can I get free legal advice for a car accident?

Rural Women’s Outreach Legal Service gives free initial legal advice to rural women on a range of legal matters, including car accidents (recovery of money for repairs to the car). Hub Community Legal gives free legal advice on a range of legal issues, including motor vehicle accidents.

When should I seek a lawyer in a car accident?

  • Have suffered severe injuries.
  • Are faced with expensive medical bills.
  • Have experienced a significant loss of wages due to their injuries.

    Can a lawyer do something about a car accident?

    Your attorney can handle legal matters on your behalf so you can focus on your recovery from your injuries. Any car accident has the potential to cause life-changing damages, and an experienced car accident attorney will be able to identify all the potential channels of compensation you could explore following your accident.

    Do you need a lawyer for a car accident settlement?

    Here are 5 things to consider when you’re trying to decide to settle your car accident claim yourself or hire a lawyer. You don’t need a lawyer to help with routine car accident claims, if you take a little time to educate yourself about the claims system. The key is to figure out which cases you can settle yourself, and which require a lawyer.

    Do I need a car accident lawyer after a collision?

    Hiring a car accident lawyer should be done as soon as possible following a car accident, after contacting the police and seeking any medical attention necessary on the day of the collision. There are many important steps that need to be taken by a lawyer immediately following an accident in order to protect their client’s rights and their claim.