What kinds of evidence should you collect to make a strong case following a car accident?
• Visual Evidence - Whoever’s going to review your case was not at the scene of the accident, and the best way to prove that you have the right to demand compensation is by showing them visual and physical evidence. This can be in the form of photos and videos, capturing the most essential details such as the state of the vehicles, the actual scene of the accident, and even your own injuries if you can document them right after the accident.
You should also look out for nearby CCTV cameras that may have captured everything that happened. CCTV footage is a very strong piece of evidence and is often irrefutable as it shows what happened before, during, and after an accident. It can also answer many questions like how and why the car accident happened.
• Medical Records - There might be doubts about your injuries and medical condition. Keep in mind that pre-existing conditions before the accident will not be counted and considered. That is why medical records are strong proof. Your doctors can testify that the injuries you have are indeed serious and that you did get them from the accident. It will also show that you do need financial assistance for your treatment, which you can get from damage settlements and your insurance coverage.
• Witness Reports - Other drivers and pedestrians nearby who saw the accident can give an account or a testimony. When multiple accounts match, this can be really substantial evidence that can support your other claims. Witness testimonies hold a lot of weight as they are coming from a third-party perspective and are unbiased. If the accounts of the parties involved in the accident are doubtful, the witness testimonies can be trusted at the very least.
• Police Reports - The police will soon come to the scene of the accident and this can be your final, strong, documented evidence to support your other proof. Police reports will record other crucial details that you might not be paying attention to such as the state the drivers are in, the time of the accident, and the condition of the vehicles.
The police investigation can shed light on some unanswered questions and can help you make a solid winning case.
Preparing to file a personal injury case and damage claim can be complex, especially when you do not know what to look for to build your case. The good news is that you do not have to do this on your own. Reaching out to an auto accident lawyer who can assist and represent you can help you build a winning case..