Here are some things to remember if you're in an accident:
. Check for injuries, but don't move injured individuals. Call 911.
. If your vehicle is drivable, immediately move it far off the road.
. Get information from everyone involved including names, addresses, telephone numbers, driver's licence, plate numbers and insurance details.
. Record details of the accident - How it happened, time, date, location, speed, weather and road conditions. Take pictures if possible.
. Depending on your province, you may need to report your accident to collision-reporting centres or directly to police. Contact local police to determine where you need to go.
. Many insurance companies prefer that you call them right away. Companies like RBC General Insurance Company will manage details including talking to the other driver, arranging a tow truck, providing estimates on the spot, contacting police, arranging a rental car and even contacting family and friends if necessary.
. Don't employ the services of towing companies that appear at the accident scene unless directed by police. Call your insurance provider instead for assistance.
For more information, visit rbcinsurance.com/online or call 1-800-ROYAL-26.