It all happens so fast when a car accident takes place. There are so many things to worry about. Is anyone injured? Is there damage to the car. Among all these details, the last thing you might expect to be dealing with is an uninsured driver. If the accident happens in BC, there are some important laws to be aware of.
Most people know what a statement is, but do you know when you’re giving one? A statement can be anything you say or write. When dealing with ICBC, there are different ways statements can be given:
A signed statement;
A “formal” telephone statement; or
An “informal” telephone statement.
So, what is the difference, and why is it important to know?
If you’re involved in a collision, and the other vehicle leaves the collision scene before you can get their name, license number, or vehicle’s plate number, it is considered a hit and run. Being involved in a hit and run collision can be extremely frustrating. If you are left injured and your vehicle is damaged, make sure you do everything you can to try and identify the driver.