After you are involved in a car accident, there will likely be a lot going on at the scene. With so many people on-site, it can result in evidence being moved or lost.
However, if possible, you should try to collect evidence and document as much as possible about the accident while you can before anything is changed or moved. When collecting evidence, some of the things to gather are listed here.
If you plan to file a claim against the at-fault party, having this evidence and documentation will be invaluable.
Gather information from people on the scene
You probably know that you need to exchange information with the other driver involved in the accident. However, you should also get any witnesses’ names and contact information. If you file an accident claim, their statement may help prove what happened and secure your compensation.
Get insurance information from the other driver
You need to get the insurance information from the other driver involved in the accident. It is smart to take a picture of their insurance card if you can. If possible, get the license plate number off their vehicle too.
Take photos of the scene
While you are at the accident scene, use your phone to take pictures of the vehicles and their positions on the road. You should also take photos of the road conditions and any visible injuries on your body. All this can be used as evidence if you file a personal injury lawsuit.
Protecting your rights to compensation after a car accident
If you are involved in a car accident, you should use the tips above to document what happened. The evidence you collect can be used to help you secure compensation for your damages and injuries.