After a car accident, it’s normal to be overwhelmed and confused. However, if you aren’t seriously injured, it’s important to start collecting evidence as soon as you can.
Once a car accident occurs, and authorities and others begin arriving at the scene, invaluable evidence can be lost or moved. Because of this, it’s up to you to take steps to do what you can to preserve it, which will benefit your accident claim in the long run. However, along with evidence at the scene, there’s other evidence that will also benefit your case. Keep reading to learn more.
Photos and videos at the accident scene
If you are in a safe location and not seriously injured, try to capture photos and videos of the accident, vehicles, and surrounding area. Some of the shots to capture include:
- Position of the vehicles
- Road conditions
- Road signs or signals
- Damage to the vehicles
It’s good to ensure your timestamp is on when taking the photos. For most smartphones, this is done automatically.
All related medical records
After an accident, it’s imperative to seek medical attention right away. Even if you don’t feel injured after the accident, it’s a good idea to be checked out. If injuries or pains pop up at some point after the accident, having documentation is a must to ensure that you have proof the injury was caused by the car accident.
Gathering evidence after a car accident
It’s essential that you gather as much evidence as possible after a car accident. Doing so will benefit your case and help you recover the compensation you deserve for the damages and injuries you incur. Be sure to keep track of this evidence until your case is settled.