While you should always contact law enforcement to investigate your accident, you too should gather information and supporting documentation. The evidence you gather can make it easier for you to obtain compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering related to the accident.
Types of Evidence
Try to get as many of the following items as possible:
- Name of the insurance company of the “at-fault” party.
- Identity and contact information of all possible witnesses.
- The make, model, year, color and license plate number of the other vehicle.
- Photos of damage to your person and property, and other property that was damaged as a result of the at-fault party. Take three times as many photos as you think are necessary, from several different angles.
- Police report, if applicable.
Obtaining Legal Representation
It's best to seek an attorney's assistance as soon as possible since evidence can be lost as time passes. Bring any evidence you are able to gather to your initial consultation.
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