Preserving Evidence After a Wreck
When you are in a car wreck, it can be expensive—physically, emotionally, and financially. Thus, when the accident is actually caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation to help you recover from these damages. However, part of building a personal injury involves preserving evidence after the motor vehicle accident.
There are three categories of information that you can gather after your wreck. First, it is probably a good idea to go ahead and call the police. Law enforcement officials can help decide who is at fault, which is helpful in determining if it is actually a personal injury. Additionally, if you can obtain a copy of the police report, this can also count as evidence.
The Importance of Documentation
Next, if you have a camera available and are physically able to do so, taking pictures of the scene of the accident can help build your case as well. This way, you have a visible record of the damage done to your vehicle. If you are unable to take photos, consider calling a trusted friend or relative to do so for you.
Lastly, it is important to keep track of your medical and insurance bills following the accident. Although not all doctor’s offices allow people to keep copies of their records, it is good to ask just in case. Also, insurance records can keep track of the damages done to your car. Therefore, you can keep track of the costs incurred from physical damages to yourself as well as those to your property.
If you have been in a car accident resulting from someone else’s negligence, evidence is not the only thing you need. You should also have an experienced lawyer by your side to help you navigate the legal waters surrounding motor vehicle accidents.
For more information, contact the Racine car wreck attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, by calling 800-242-2874 today.