Some of the most critical pieces of car accident evidence after a collision in Dallas are right at the scene of the crash. If you are involved in an accident, the first step should be to get immediate medical care for your injuries. If you are able, collect car accident scene information that can help you establish fault for the collision.
If you require medical care, a friend or family member at the scene may be able to collect evidence. The police may collect evidence that you can use in an accident claim.
While you’re at the scene of the accident, obtain the following pieces of information.
Even after leaving the scene of the wreck, continue collecting evidence that establishes the other driver’s fault and presents a clear picture of your damages. This means contacting the police department that responded to the wreck and acquiring a copy of the accident report. The report could contain crucial details regarding fault and liability.
Also document your injuries by photographing physical bruises, lacerations or other injuries. Your medical records are also important to document. Keep copies of medical reports from any emergency treatment received at the scene or in the emergency department, as well as any ongoing medical care you receive.
Also, be sure not to give the insurance company any evidence by posting messages or photos on social media that the insurers might misconstrue to indicate you were liable or are exaggerating your injuries.
Retaining important car accident scene information is vital. Officials will clear away the scene within a couple of hours. You may find it difficult to locate eyewitnesses who were at the scene and who could have provided valuable testimony. A defendant might argue that if you take a witness’s testimony months after the accident, his or her memory of the accident might not be as clear as if you recorded the testimony shortly afterwards.
Once you document this car accident evidence from the scene, you can use it to file a car accident claim. The more information you have about the Dallas crash, the better. If, however, in spite of documented evidence, your insurer refuses to pay damages for which you are eligible, get in touch with an attorney who can help you deal with the insurance company.
Speak with an attorney at the Law Office of Julie Johnson about how you can recover the compensation that you deserve by presenting appropriate evidence. We can help collect additional evidence like medical reports, witness testimony, and seek expert witnesses if necessary. Call us at 214-290-8001 or use our contact page to set up a consultation.