What do you do after a car accident? First and foremost, get medical care. However, once you are sure you are safe, the next most important thing to do is to gather evidence. There are some things you will need to gather at the location of the crash and other evidence that will be recovered afterward. Keep reading to learn about both options and then contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney.
Evidence to Gather at the Scene
You will need the contact information from the other driver(s) involved, including their name, address, and phone number. You should also gather their insurance information and facts about their vehicle, such as the license plate number, make, model, and color. Look to see if anyone has witnessed the crash and if they have, get their contact details.
Take as many photos as you can of the scene. Take these photos from different angles and getting the full facts about the surroundings. If you or someone else has been injured, take photos of the injuries. take photos of the damage to vehicles. Look around to see if there are any CCTV cameras.
Write down everything you remember about the accident, including what you saw and when you saw it. Draw a diagram of the scene. Write down weather conditions, road conditions, any signs nearby, information about traffic lights – you may assume that you will remember these details but the truth is that you may be in shock and these details could be lost more easily than you think.
Evidence to Gather After the Scene of a Car Crash
After the crash, get a copy of the police report and talk to the police officer who was there. Keep copies of vehicle damage estimates and repairs. Keep medical bills for all treatment after the accident. Gather evidence of your lost wages and/or other income. Any expenses you accrued due to the accident, even something as “minor” as parking fees at the hospital, should be kept clear. We also recommend keeping an ongoing journal in which you record how you feel each day and how your injuries are affecting your life.
Contact an Experienced Attorney for Help
Once you have gathered the required evidence, contact an attorney who can help you move forward. The good news is that when you work with The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we can begin the process with a free legal consultation. Call us now at 800-333-0000 and we will be more than happy to get you started right away.