Learn What Evidence Should Be Gathered After a Car Accident in California

What should you do if you’ve been in a vehicle accident? Get medical help first and foremost. However, after you’ve established that you’re secure, the next most crucial step is to collect proof. There are certain items you’ll need to collect at the accident site, as well as additional evidence that will be collected later. Continue reading to learn more about these choices, and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to talk with a personal injury lawyer.

Gathering evidence on the scene

You’ll need the other driver(s)’ contact information, which includes their name, address, and phone number. You should also acquire information on their insurance as well as details about their car, such as the license plate number, make, model, and color. Look to see whether anyone saw the crash and, if so, gather their contact information.

Take as many shots of the sight as you can. Take images from various perspectives to acquire a complete picture of the surroundings. Take photographs of any injury you or someone else has sustained. Take pictures of the car damage. Look around to see if any CCTV cameras are installed.

Make a list of everything you remember about the accident, including what you saw and when it happened. Make a diagram of the situation. You may believe that you will recall weather conditions, road conditions, any surrounding signs, and information on traffic signals, but the fact is that you may be in shock, and these things may be lost more readily than you think.

Following a car accident, collect evidence

Obtain a copy of the police report and speak with the officer who was there at the time of the accident. Keep a copy of all estimates and repairs for your car. Keep any medical bills from any treatment you had following the accident.

Gather proof of your lost salary and/or additional sources of income. Any expenditures incurred as a result of the accident, even if they seem little, such as parking fees at the hospital, should be documented. We also suggest maintaining a daily notebook to track how you’re feeling and how your injuries are influencing your life.

For assistance, contact an experienced attorney.

Contact an attorney who can assist you once you’ve obtained all of the necessary proof. The good news is that we can start the process with a free legal consultation when you engage with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker. Call us right now at 800-333-0000, and we’ll be pleased to help you get started right away.