Being involved in a car accident can be a scary experience and can result in serious injuries, oftentimes leaving individuals feeling overwhelmed and confused. The most important thing to do after an accident is to get the appropriate medical care as soon as possible.
If possible, it is also important to preserve and document evidence relating to the crash. Documenting information regarding the accident and those involved plays an important part in helping an attorney protect and fight for their client’s rights.
In this blog, we will discuss the importance of documenting evidence after a car accident and how it can help individuals in the event of a dispute.
Take Photos and/or Videos of the Scene
The first step in documenting evidence after a car accident is taking photos and/or videos of the scene. This includes photos and/or videos of the damage to the vehicles, the scene of the accident, and any other evidence that could help determine what caused the crash and who may be at fault. Photos and videos are often key in providing a clear picture of what happened and can be used as important evidence in court, if necessary.
Document Medical Care
Keeping a record of medical treatment is also critical after a car accident. A serious accident can result in severe or catastrophic injuries requiring months or years of medical treatment. Treatment often includes a long list of medical providers, hospitalizations, rehab stays, office visits, diagnostic imaging, lab tests, medical equipment/supplies, physical therapies, home healthcare and other medical services. It is important for an attorney to be able to gather all medical and billing records relating to a client’s medical treatment so that they can fully understand the extent of a client’s injuries and recover all compensation the client deserves.
Take Note of Communications with Relevant Parties
Although it may be necessary to discuss an accident with law enforcement and to report the accident to your own insurance company, it is best to avoid discussing the accident with others – particularly insurance adjusters – until you have a chance to talk to an attorney about your rights.
If you do discuss the accident with others, it is important to keep a record of who you spoke with and when those conversations took place, so that your attorney can contact any potential witnesses. These witnesses may include other drivers or passengers involved in the accident, witnesses who were present at the scene and law enforcement personnel. If you speak to an insurance adjuster, be certain to document their name and contact information so that your attorney can advise the insurance company of their representation.
We Can Help Accident Victims
If you’ve suffered injuries in an accident, our team may be able to help you recover compensation for your losses. Don’t hesitate to contact us right away with any questions you have about your rights.
Contact us today to learn more about your rights and options after a serious accident by calling (844) 417-0930. Our experienced team of personal injury lawyers looks forward to helping you receive the representation and compensation you deserve.