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What Kinds of Evidence Should We Collect for an Accident Case?

If you have been injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you’ll need to file a personal injury claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider in order to recover for the damages you’ve suffered. Towards this end, you’ll need evidence to support your claim, but knowing what evidence to collect can be daunting. If you do find yourself in this situation, it’s in the best interest of your claim and your recovery to work closely with an experienced St. Petersburg personal injury lawyer.

Determining Fault

If, for example, you were injured in a traffic accident that was caused by someone else, you’ll need to demonstrate that the other motorist is at fault. Often this can be accomplished with evidence such as:

  • The police report or accident report
  • Eyewitness testimony from bystanders at the scene of the accident
  • Photos and videos taken at the accident scene, including photos that depict the damage to both vehicles, your injuries, and any indication of how the accident happened (like skid marks on the road’s surface)
  • Photos and videos of anything that may have contributed to the accident, such as an impediment to a clear view, the effects of inclement weather, and more

Ultimately, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will compile a solid case that incorporates all available evidence in support of your claim’s best possible resolution. As the accident victim, it’s your job to regain your health and well-being, which can be a lengthy process, and it’s your personal injury attorney’s job to gather the evidence necessary to support your claim.

Evidence in Support of Your Medical Expenses

You’ve been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, and the task of regaining your health and collecting evidence that supports your claimed damages falls to you. As such, you are well-advised to do all of the following:

  • Seek medical attention as soon after the accident as you are able to do so. Even if you don’t think your injuries are serious, it’s important to rule out an invisible injury or an injury that is slow to develop.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions carefully. This is what’s best for your recovery and what’s best for your personal injury claim.
  • Take a break from social media. The insurance company is watching, and they are hoping you will inadvertently post something that can be used against your claim.
  • Jot down your recollections of how the accident happened at your earliest opportunity. This memorialization can go a long way toward supporting your claim as you move forward in the process.

Turn to an Experienced St. Petersburg Personal Injury Lawyer for the Legal Counsel You Need

The St. Petersburg personal injury lawyers at Tragos, Sartes & Tragos dedicate their practice to helping clients like you successfully recover for their physical, financial, and emotional damages. We’re here for you, too, so please do not wait tocontact us online or call us at 727-441-9030 for more information about how we can help you today.

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