Aug 16, 2023 | Car Accident

Building a Strong Car Accident Claim: Understanding Necessary Evidence

Car accidents can be distressing events that lead to significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. When pursuing a car accident claim, having the right evidence is crucial to establish liability and seek proper compensation for your damages. Below we guide you through the necessary evidence required to build a strong claim. Please contact the Premier Injury Law Firm and let us help you build the best possible claim today!

Accident Scene Documentation

This includes both photographs and information regarding the weather conditions at the time your accident occurred. As to photographs, take clear photographs of the accident scene, including:

  • Vehicle positions,
  • Damage,
  • Skid marks,
  • Road conditions, and
  • Traffic signals.

These images provide visual evidence of how the accident occurred.

As to weather conditions, note the weather conditions at the time of the accident, as they can affect road conditions and visibility.

Personal Information Exchange

It’s important to exchange driver’s license and insurance information with all involved parties. This helps establish the identities of the drivers and their insurance coverage.

Police Report

If law enforcement responds to the accident, they will create an accident report. This report contains valuable information about the accident, including statements from involved parties and any citations issued. You can contact the applicable police department a few weeks after your accident to obtain a copy of the report.

Witness Statements

Obtain contact details from witnesses willing to provide statements. Their accounts can corroborate your version of events. You can ask a witness to provide a statement or just hold on to their contact information and provide the same to your attorney.

Medical Records

Seek medical attention immediately after your car accident. This holds true even if your injuries appear minor. Treatment from a healthcare provider will generate medical records. These records document your injuries and the treatment received, linking them to your accident.

Expert Opinions

Depending on the complexity of your accident, your attorney may have to hire an expert. In very complex cases, an accident reconstruction expert can analyze evidence to determine how your accident occurred. Further, in cases of severe injuries, a medical expert can provide a professional opinion on the extent of your injuries and their long-term effects.

Losses and Damages

Please note the following:

  • Property Damage: Document the cost of repairs or replacement for your vehicle, personal belongings, and any other property damaged in the accident.
  • Lost Wages: Keep records of missed workdays and lost wages due to your injuries.
  • Pain and Suffering: While harder to quantify, maintaining a journal of your physical and emotional pain can support your claim for non-economic damages.

Contact Premier Injury Law Firm for Help

If you or a loved one was injured in a rideshare accident, please know that the Premier Injury Law Firm is here to help. Our legal team is skilled, experienced, and passionate in their representation. Let us shoulder the burden of an injury claim or lawsuit while you focus on healing from your injuries. Contact us today for the quality legal help you deserve.