Collecting Evidence to Support an Accident Claim
Being involved in a car accident can cause significant damage to your finances, as your health and personal property may suffer from the impact of a collision. You may also feel unsure about your path forward, especially when you believe a negligent driver was responsible for the injuries you’ve sustained. This is where a personal injury lawyer can assist you.
When you’re suffering because of someone else’s mistakes, you’re within your rights to seek compensation through an accident claim. To be adequately compensated, you’ll need to collect evidence that proves another driver’s negligence. This step isn’t easy if you’re not aware of how this procedure works, that’s why you should keep these tips in mind.
Medical Records Are a Key to Success
Seeking medical assistance after a car crash is extremely important for your safety, as certain conditions, especially those related to any kind of head trauma, can be difficult to self-diagnose as symptoms may not appear until a certain amount of time has passed. Doing so also allows you to obtain medical records, a critical piece of evidence for your case.
This documentation describes your injuries, all examinations you went through, the treatment required to make a full recovery when possible, and your treatment’s length. This information makes it much more difficult for insurance companies to dismiss your claim or lower its value. This doesn’t mean they won’t try, which is why speaking with an attorney is still important.
Document the Scene of the Accident
Documenting the scene of the accident may be difficult when you’re feeling overwhelmed, but taking a few steps to do so will increase your chances of building a convincing claim. Taking photos or videos of the damage to all vehicles involved, as well as any skid marks and relevant elements of the road, should always be a priority.
If witnesses are present and saw what led to your collision, don’t forget to ask for a statement and their contact information. You should also report the accident to the police. This lets you obtain a police report, which includes important information about all parties involved and a brief description of your accident.
Keep Track of Your Expenses and Health
Any cost you’ve sustained because of another’s negligence will be considered part of your compensation. Medical bills, car repairs, and losses like the income you’re missing because of your injuries (lost wages) are among the most common examples.
Keeping track of your health by keeping a personal journal is recommended, as it will simplify the process of calculating non-economic damages like the pain and suffering you’re experiencing daily as a consequence of the accident.
Collect Evidence with a Lawyer’s Aid
Navigating the legal process can be complicated while you’re still trying to process what happened. An experienced personal injury attorney can collect evidence and negotiate on your behalf. You won’t have to worry about making mistakes that could jeopardize your finances. Our legal team at Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP is here to help, and we won’t let you be a victim twice.
Our objective is to provide our clients with the compensation they need to move on from the accident and return to a normal life. If you’re ready to get started, just call us at 1-800-VICTIM2 (842-8462) or complete the online form on this page so you can learn more about how we can help you during a free consultation.