Whenever you have an auto accident, you want to make sure that you are in the best position possible to get compensation for your property damage and injuries. To that end, there is some basic information that you need to gather while you are still at the scene of the accident. Gathering this information will help you have a stronger case and arm your attorney with facts to win your settlement.
Vehicle and Driver Information
Make sure that you get all relevant information for the other driver or drivers involved in the car crash, as well as their vehicle information. You should be able to get their name, insurance company, year, make, and model from their insurance card. You can also get their name, date of birth, and address from their ID. Taking a picture of these on your phone is the easiest way to record this information. Don’t forget to write down or take a picture of the license plate as well.
You should gather names and contact information for any witnesses to the accident. This includes getting the names and contact information for any tow truck drivers on the scene, as well as bystanders or those who witnessed the wreck and stopped. These witnesses may have valuable information to add to your case.
Pictures, Pictures, Pictures!
With the new age of smartphones, there is no reason not to document evidence at the scene of a car accident. Take pictures of the surrounding environment and any contributing factors. Take pictures of the damage to all involved vehicles. Take pictures of your injuries. Any picture evidence you can gather is generally irrefutable.
If you have been in a car accident recently and did not get all of this information, you may still have a case. Contact us today for more information or to schedule your free consultation.