Once those in the accident are safe and any other dangers around the scene are extinguished, start collecting as much evidence as possible. While evidence collection is typically the last thing on your mind in the event of an accident, but in the event you need to take your case to court, having sufficient evidence will help you receive the appropriate compensation.
Taking clear and concise photos of the accident scene is one of the most important ways of collecting evidence. In order to accurately depict the scene of the accident, be sure to take pictures from a variety of angles and perspectives. There are a number of things to take photographs of that you may not initially take note of, but could be imperative in your legal case:
Occasionally, you may be unable to be enter the accident scene. In the event you are unable to gather your own evidence with vehicles still present, there are a number of other ways to gather information.
After an accident, it is very useful to write down the events that you experienced in order to assess all the details that you can remember. Track any expenses, medical visits, and other consequences of the accident/an injury. Having this information readily available will make compensation easier down the road.
With enough evidence, accidents can be reconstructed and any events can be analyzed and quantified. The dynamics of the event based on physical evidence and medical professionals can provide insight into what forces are required to cause the trauma they treated.
A car accident lawyer can help get you any resources you need, obtain additional photographs and evidence, and offer legal advice. Be sure to consult your attorney before seeking out car repairs or other actions that may impact potential evidence.
For legal representation, contact The Law Office of Fred Schwartz.