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Published January 22, 2019

Ontario is one of the top choices for tourism in all of Canada. There are plenty of sights to see and with great cities like Toronto, Niagara Falls and Ottawa, no wonder Quebecers don’t mind making the trip down to see what Ontario has to offer. Plus, it’s within a reasonable driving distance… but what happens in the event of an accident?

Just like Ontario and Quebec are noticeably different from each other, so are the rules for after getting hurt while you’re just visiting.

What to do if you live in Quebec but get hurt in Ontario

After being involved in an accident outside of Quebec, there are a few things the SAAQ recommends to residents of the province, including:

  • Have a police report written up and try to get a copy.
  • Write down information concerning the other person(s) and vehicle(s) involved in the accident, such as the person’s name and address, the insurer’s name, the vehicle make and model and the licence plate number.
  • If there are any witnesses, write down their names and addresses.
  • Write down all of the details concerning the accident, such as the position of the vehicles before the accident, road conditions, etc.
  • Take photos of the scene of the accident: skid marks, injuries, property damage, etc.

While the steps above are very similar to those you’d take after any accident, it’s also important to remember that you can still commence an action in Ontario – even if you’re a Quebec resident. The right lawyer can help you start the litigation process, answer any questions you may have, and fight for the best result possible.

At MG Law, we’re always here to help. Even if you live in Quebec but were involved in an accident in Ontario, give our office a call at (613) 730-8460. We can be your support system, and help you understand all your options so you can make informed decisions going forward. Remember, you have rights after an accident, so make sure you have the right people fighting for your best interests.

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