With the new Ontario rules of “self-reporting car accidents,” due to too many minor collisions, there is no accident report written by a police officer. Many accident victims will then see a personal injury lawyer without this report that is probably missing key information such as: what happened; who the other driver is; what is the other driver’s address and contact information; what is the other driver’s insurance company, and so on.
“What I see happening, as a personal injury lawyer, is that soft tissue injuries like whiplash often take months to manifest. They are not immediate. So, without that police report, it makes it difficult to prove who was at fault,” says Darryl Singer.