If you are a victim of an auto accident collecting and preserving evidence is crucial.
Take photographs at the time of the auto accident or go back to the scene as soon as possible and take photographs of anything that may have contributed to the accident. You should take photographs of the damage to the vehicle(s) as well as photos of your injuries such as cuts, bruises, swelling and any medical devices used, such as casts, brace and bandages.
Find out if any neighbors, business owners, patron or pedestrians saw the accident. Someone may have seen or heard something before, during, or after the accident that could help your case. Look for witnesses as soon as possible to ensure best recollections of the accident. Obtain their name, address and telephone number.
Don’t throw away or wash bloody clothing or broken personal belongings, or try to improve the condition of a damaged car or bicycle. These things help tell the story of the extent of damage sustained in the accident. If you can’t preserve evidence, take photographs.
In addition to photographs, the best way to prove injury is to see a doctor so you have an official medical record.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an automobile collision, call Scott Mullins, an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss you case.