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How to Document Evidence After a Car Crash

Car accident claims are all about the evidence that you have. Without it, you would not be able to qualify for financial compensation. However, you may face certain challenges in documenting your accident and compiling the evidence you need for your claim. Contact an experienced car accident lawyer so they can help put you in a position where you can qualify for a settlement check after your crash injuries.

Evidence That You Need for a Car Accident Claim

There are two types of evidence that you would need to include with a car accident claim or lawsuit:

  • Proof that shows the other driver was responsible for the accident and owes you money.
  • Evidence that shows the damages that you are claiming.

You would need to include this evidence when you file the claim or lawsuit. If your claim is incomplete and lacks the required evidence, it may be denied entirely. Alternatively, the insurance company may offer you less money because they do not see evidence of your damages.

Evidence That Can Prove Liability for the Crash

When it comes to evidence that proves fault, you may need the following:

  • Witness testimony
  • Pictures of the scene of the accident
  • Dashcam or traffic camera footage
  • Police report from the accident

If possible, you should try to take as many pictures as possible at the scene of the accident. Take pictures of the position of the cars and the damage to each vehicle. Then, you should try to get photographs of the conditions at the accident scene. If you could take these pictures, preserve them safely to your lawyer. If you cannot take photos at the scene, ask someone present to take them.

Your Attorney Can Help Document the Accident

There are limits to what you can document and do in the wake of a car accident. First, you may be dealing with physical injuries at the scene of the accident that prevents you from gathering and documenting the scene of the crash yourself. Second, you may not have the experience to know what you need to collect and document to help prove your claim. You would need to rely on an experienced car accident attorney who can investigate the accident and compile evidence. However, you need to contact the attorney immediately after the accident before you lose the valuable evidence you need to prove your claim.

Evidence That Can Prove Your Losses

Then, you also need to preserve proof of your losses and harm that you have suffered since the car accident. You are entitled to be paid for your total financial losses from the accident and the non-economic losses you have suffered. You would need to present this evidence to your attorney before they file the claim so they can both estimate the value of your damage and submit it to the insurance company.

Some evidence that you may need to preserve includes:

  • Your complete medical records that show the extent of your injuries.
  • Information about the pay that you were earning at your job.
  • Proof of the pain and suffering you have endured since the accident.
  • Mental health records that could show the emotional distress that you have been experiencing.

Contact Our Essex County Car Accident Lawyers at Goldstein & Goldstein Today to Learn More

When you have been injured in a crash, speak with our Essex County car accident lawyers at Goldstein & Goldstein to provide you with vigorous legal representation. We will leave no stone unturned as you pursue the money you deserve. Call 973-675-8277 or complete our online form to schedule a free initial consultation. Located in East Orange, New Jersey, we serve clients in the surrounding areas.