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Collecting Good Evidence to Support an Accident Claim

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Collecting Good Evidence to Support an Accident Claim

Support an Accident ClaimIf you have been the victim of an accident, it’s very important that you protect your legal rights and manage your claim to open your case up properly. Gathering evidence as soon as possible and making sure that you are prepared means keeping a cool head and acting quickly. Here are some of the most immediate pieces of evidence that you should try to gather at the site of an accident:

Photos

Documentation of an accident scene is crucial. Taking pictures of the area of the accident from multiple directions will help you to have evidence of each of the angles. The angles can help to prove who was at fault. Be sure to take close-up pictures of the damage more directly to document these issues too. 

Evidence from the Other Vehicles

Make sure that you have photographs not only of your vehicle but of the other vehicles involved in the accident. Understanding the damage to each of the vehicles, the injuries of the people involved and the vehicle damage at the scene is very important for investigators. 

Contact Information

Gather evidence such as contact information from witnesses and other drivers. This can help with insurance claims, legal action and more. If you’re involved in a hit-and-run you should never try to chase the other driver, Sure the license plate if possible and then contact police.

Copies of Official Reports

If you have copies of police reports or other official reports, this can be widely beneficial in collecting good evidence to support your accident claim. Making sure that the accident has been properly reported to police is important for your insurance claim. 

Keep some of these top ideas in mind about reporting after an accident. If you need assistance in the wake of an accident contact our professional attorneys today.

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