If you have been involved in an accident, your Manitoba car insurance company will need to be informed. Your first duty is to make sure that you take appropriate steps to protect your vehicle from further damage and to get medical care for anyone injured in the accident. After the collision, move your car to the side of the road, if possible.You will need to call the police if:
- the accident caused any injuries
- you suspect that one of the drivers is impaired
- there has been a significant amount of property damage
As soon as is practical after the accident, write down what happened. Confine your notes to what you personally observed or experienced. You will also want to get the names, contact information, and insurance details from all other drivers involved in the incident.
When an accident occurs, a picture is worth a thousand words to the insurance company. Use your cell phone to take some images or draw a sketch showing where each car is positioned as well as its direction. These kinds of details will help to determine the sequence of events, as well as which driver will be considered at fault.
All of the information you have gathered at the scene of the accident should be forwarded to the insurance company as soon as possible.