Ontario Accident Insurance Claims
If in an accident, do you have to provide your insurance information? The answer is yes. Section 200 of the Highway Traffic Act states that any person involved in an Ontario accident must, when requested, provide his/her name, address, driver’s licence number, insurance policy information and ownership information. This information must also be given to the police and to all witnesses or anyone else who may have been involved in the Ontario accident. Failure to comply with section 200 means that they are guilty of an offence. On conviction, they can be fined or even imprisoned or have their licence suspended.
What you should do if someone refuses to give you their information.
Should someone refuse to give you their information, try to get as much information as possible and contact the police as soon as possible. If the driver is uninsured, the police will have access to this type of information. Most likely, the police will charge the other driver. In terms of Accident Benefits, you will still be covered by your own insurance company, so do not worry. Obviously, it goes without saying, never attempt to be forceful with someone, simply write down what information you have and hand it over to the police.
If you have been involved in an accident, it’s best you contact an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and together, you can determine what your rights are relating specifically to your accident. Depending on the accident, nature of injuries, insurance policies and others involved, your options will vary. Experienced personal injury lawyers can help walk you through what you need to do and what you might expect in terms of rehabilitative support and compensation following an accident. Don’t think that every accident and injury is the same and just because your neighbour’s cousin was compensated a certain amount, you will be the same. You owe it to yourself to get informed. Contact our Ottawa personal injury lawyer for a free consultation.