In building an
auto accident case it is important to be able to
recreate what occurred.
This includes presenting information about the
circumstances such as the color of the street light.
weather conditions and any other factors that in one way
or another contributed to the accident. Much of
the information necessary for a case should be gathered
as soon as possible after the accident. The
following will contain necessary information to collect
and procedures to follow after an accident.
an accident, if possible, check to make sure all the
passengers of your car are fine. If you have a
camera, try to photograph the accident scene from
different angles prior to moving the cars (only if
safe). Also, try to write down everything about
the accident you can to help reconstruct it later.
Keep in mind that anything you say after the accident is
admissible in court. If possible, move the cars
off to the side of the road, but don’t leave the scene
of the accident. Make sure to warn oncoming
traffic of the accident site via hazard lights and
flares. Do not stand in front of or in back
of your car, as this can lead to other cars that do not
see the accident site to hit you causing severe injury,
Make sure to
exchange vital information with other drivers and
witnesses. Get their names, addresses, phone
numbers, and drivers license numbers. Write down
the models, types, colors, and description for all cars
in the accident. In addition, ask for the
insurance companies and policy numbers for all the
involved drivers. Also, make sure to write down
the comments of any witnesses regarding the car
Make sure you seek
medical attention for any injuries that you received as
a result of the accident as soon as possible. This
way any claim of injury cannot be refuted by saying that
the injury occurred between the time of the accident and
the medical visit.
One should call
the police if anyone has been injured or if there
is property damage. Remember, not all injuries
will be apparent immediately. For example, back injuries
tend to show themselves within weeks after the incident.
One should request a copy of the police report whether
or not it corroborates your story, because it will be
important for your case.
occur because of reasons outside the impact itself.
For example, a car defect may lead to or be the causing
factor of one or more injuries incurred during an
accident. Defective parts or poorly designed cars
may also lead to unnecessary injuries that were not the
direct result of the crash itself. The following is a
list of the common situations that may lead to and can
cause car accident injuries:
truckers getting drowsy, resulting in dangerous driving
leading to accidents
railroad crossings that cause train to car collisions
Drivers under the influence of alcohol
Poorly designed SUV that can roll over in
In court, the
accused party will have attorneys that will try to
refute and devalue your case.
Having an auto accident attorney on your side will help
fight and counter the testimony given by the accused.
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the injuries sustained by other people's negligence!
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