When you have been involved in an auto accident, it is important to collect all relevant evidence related to the incident. This could include photographs of any damage or injuries caused, witness statements, police reports, medical records, and other pertinent documents.
Follow These 6 Steps to Successfully File an Accident Claim
Assess Your Physical and Mental Health
Immediately following an auto accident, you should assess your physical health. Seek medical attention if necessary and make sure to understand your mental state as well.
Document the Scene
After assessing your own condition, start gathering evidence from the scene of the accident. Take photos and videos of anything that could be used to prove your case later on. Keep in mind the order of events leading up to the accident as well as any witness testimony or accounts from bystanders or other drivers involved.
Collect Documentation From Your Vehicle
Start by collecting your vehicle registration paperwork, insurance documents, and other personal information from within your car that could be useful to prove liability in any potential legal proceedings. Additionally, photograph any damages sustained by your vehicle during the accident for use as evidence later on.
Obtain Witness Details
If anyone witnessed the accident, collect their names and contact information so they can be contacted at a later time should you have any legal questions in the future regarding their testimony or recollection of events prior to or immediately following the collision. Be sure to also collect contact details from all drivers involved including license plate numbers, insurance carriers and policy numbers, telephone numbers, and addresses if possible.
Exchange Information with Other Drivers
Following a car crash it is important that each driver document basic contact information such as name and address along with driver’s license number and insurance information before leaving the scene of the incident– even if no one appears injured at first glance. This information will come into play should there be a need for a legal dispute down the line or in cases where an injury unexpectedly presents itself several days after impact due to delayed symptoms caused by whiplash or shock experienced during two-car collisions.
Report the Accident To The Police
Even if it does not appear necessary at first, contact law enforcement officers who can document facts about the crash including how long ago it happened, weather conditions at the time of impact, etc… These reports will be critical should there ever be a need for court proceedings associated with injuries caused during auto accidents associated with medical bills or lost wages resulting from injuries sustained due to another person’s negligence while operating their motor vehicle under precarious conditions on public roadways.
Hiring Ganim Injury Lawyers
The Ganim Injury Lawyers have expertise in filing accident claims and provide their clients with the resources and knowledge they need to receive the most out of any settlement. With extensive experience in dealing with insurance companies, they have a successful track record of acquiring the money their clients deserve following an accident. By working with us, clients can be assured that their case is being handled properly, so that they may receive the justice they are due. Contact us today for a free consultation!