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What evidence do you need to litigate a car accident claim?

On Behalf of | Oct 16, 2023 | Personal Injury |

A car accident can leave you with a variety of injuries and property damage. If you are a victim of a car accident that is not your fault, you deserve compensation for the resulting medical bills and other damages. For this, you need to file a personal injury lawsuit against the liable party.

However, just like any legal matter, you need strong and credible evidence to build and litigate your case. But exactly what evidence should you gather following a car wreck?

Evidence from the crash scene

Immediately following the crash, you may feel confused and shocked. Even if you are not severely hurt, it may take you several minutes to regain your composure. However, it’s important to understand that the bulk of physical evidence can only be recovered from the scene, and this makes it crucial that you take control of the situation and act as promptly as you possibly can.

If you are able to, make an effort to take photos of the accident scene, the extent of damage and placement of the vehicles as well as the condition of the road at the time of the crash. Evidence from the crash scene can also be strengthened by the police report and witness testimony. This underpins the importance of calling the police to the scene after the crash.

Evidence your injuries

The primary goal of a personal injury claim is to recover damages. For this to happen, there has to be a dollar amount for your injuries and property damage. Thus, it’s important that you seek treatment as soon as possible following the crash. With clear medical records, you will understand the nature and extent of your injuries and, thus, build your personal injury case.

If you have been involved in a car accident that is not your fault, you need to build the best possible personal injury case against the liable party. The more evidence you have, the more likely you will safeguard your rights and interests while litigating your case.