Tips for Preserving Evidence after a Car Accident
Most people will be involved in a car accident at some point in their lives. While the circumstances of every accident are different, it can be hard to obtain the necessary compensation to cover medical costs, emotional suffering, and lost wages. This is mainly due to the fact that proving the at-fault driver’s negligence can be tricky.
Working with an experienced attorney can be helpful in proving liability, but it is also important to have solid evidence to back up your claim. To position yourself for the best possible outcome in your personal injury case, it is vital to follow these steps following a car accident.
- Take statements from witnesses: Following an accident, it is important gather statements from anyone who witnessed the incident and their contact information, so that they can be reached later to verify what they saw.
- Write down details of the accident: As long as you are physically able, you should write down all the specific details of the accident while they are still fresh in your mind. Take note of the weather conditions, location of the accident, and time of day. You will also want to take a statement from the other driver, especially if he/she admits fault. All of these details can be vital when taking your case to court.
- Photograph the scene and damages: After the accident, you will also need to take photographs of all the vehicles involved in the collision, the specific damages, as well pictures of visible injuries and the scene of the crash.
- See a doctor: Even though you may feel fine, you may have unseen trauma to your head, neck, or spine. See your doctor as soon as possible after the accident to establish medical documentation for your case and ensure that your injuries are not more extensive than they appear.
Are you dealing with the aftermath of a car accident in the Boca Raton area? Reach out to us at Rubino Findley, PLLC to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced and compassionate personal injury attorneys.