What Evidence is Important in a Car Injury Case?
If you are involved in a car accident, it is crucial that, from the scene of the accident, you know what kind of evidence to start gathering so that it can help you piece together the facts, and so that you can build a strong case should you decide to File a personal injury claim.
It will also help you to use it in your claim before insurers. Since these usually use different strategies to avoid paying a claim, even blaming the same victim of the accident.
Here is a list of evidence that is important to have if you are in a car accident.
Important Evidence in a Car Accident Case
1. Photographs. Photographs can be essential when reconstructing a car accident, since through them you can better understand how the crash occurred. If you are in a position to take photographs, try to take photos of the injuries you sustained, where the vehicles ended up after the collision, and the damage they sustained, any traffic signs such as traffic lights, stop signs, or warning signs. speed limits, tire skid marks, broken glass, etc.
2. Police report. The police report will include the police officer’s assessment of who may have been responsible for the accident. Try to get the name of the officer making the report, as well as ask how you can request a copy of it. This document will form part of your evidence and may be essential to your case.
3. Witness reports. If you get a chance, try to collect the contact information of people who may have witnessed the accident, whether pedestrians or other drivers. Witnesses can provide factual information about what they saw and support your version of how the accident happened.
4. Information from the other driver. It is important that you get the other driver’s contact information. Try to get his name, phone number, address, license number, license plate number, as well as his insurance company information.
5. Evidence of your injuries. It doesn’t matter that the crash may have been minor, or that you believe you were uninjured at the time of the accident. It is crucial that you seek medical attention immediately. Remember that there are injuries that do not appear immediately. Keep track of medical bills and treatments received.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident and are wondering if they should file a personal injury claim, contact us immediately. At the Nourmand Law Firm, we can help you review your situation and evaluate your options. Call us!