One of the most difficult things about pursuing a lawsuit in a car wreck case is gathering evidence. This is particularly important when dealing with an insurance company. Even though experts can testify to certain things, often the driver can gather the most effective evidence. Here are some tools you can use:
If you’re in an accident call the police. The accident report often provides valuable evidence. The sooner you call in the better. When you call, make sure you get the license plate number of the other driver. It may be helpful if the driver tries to leave.
Most cell phones have cameras. Use your camera phone to take pictures of (1) the area where the wreck occurred, (2) damage to your vehicle, (3) skid marks, and anything else you can think of.
Remember to take notes at the accident scene. Write down where the accident occurred, the speed limit, how fast you think the other car was driving, any pain you felt immediately, and anything else you can think of. A good Alaska personal injury attorney will appreciate any evidence you can bring along to your consultation.
If you have injured your back or neck in a car accident, you should contact an Anchorage personal injury attorney. Contact the Law Office of Ben Crittenden at 907-771-9002 for a free consultation regarding your personal injury case. You can also visit our frequently asked questions page or Blog page for more information.