If you are involved in a car accident, the steps you take in the moments after the accident can be critical to the potential success of your claim. There is evidence that you can begin collecting immediately to help support your claim. Entrekin Law Firm can help you gather and preserve important evidence in your case.
It is important to contact law enforcement if you were involved in a car accident. This is the law and can also help support your case. A law enforcement officer can conduct a preliminary investigation into the cause of the accident. The officer may analyze evidence at the scene, such as skid marks and damage to the vehicles. The officer can also create a diagram that shows the location of the vehicles that can aid in the investigation. The officer will also gather information about each driver. In some situations, the officer may cite a driver for violating a traffic rule, which can help establish their negligence in a car accident claim.
You can take photos of the accident scene to help demonstrate how the accident happened and the damage to your vehicle. Consider taking pictures of:
- Damage to both vehicles and any other property
- Nearby street signs and traffic signals
- Any debris or objects in the road
- Weather and road conditions
If you’re unable to take pictures of your own, ask someone nearby to do it for you.
There may be traffic cameras, dash cams, or nearby surveillance systems at ATMs or businesses that captured the accident. Your Phoenix car accident lawyer may be able to request the footage to help you establish your claim.
Your medical expenses will help form a strong aspect of your case. They can link the accident and your injuries and provide a basis to financially evaluate your claim. Some medical records you should keep include:
- Reports from emergency medical responders
- Emergency room records
- Doctor’s notes and summaries
- X-rays and other test results
- Pictures of your injuries as they develop and heal over time
A neutral witness can provide valuable testimony about what they saw. Because they have nothing to gain by misrepresenting information about the accident, they are often believed by insurance adjusters and juries. Witnesses may be the tie-breaker when deciding whether you or the other driver caused the accident.
Evidence of Economic Losses
You may have suffered financially from the car accident in various ways. You may be able to recover compensation for the losses you suffered. Keep original records of any expenses you have incurred or paid, such as:
- Doctors’ bills
- Repair estimates
- Toll expenses
- Payment for prescription costs
With strong documentation regarding your damages, you can help your lawyer negotiate fair compensation for your claim.
Contact Our Firm for Help with Your Car Accident Case
If you were injured in a car accident, let a Phoenix personal injury attorney from the Entrekin Law Firm help identify and gather evidence to establish your claim. We will help fight for the compensation to which you are entitled. Contact us today for a free case review.