Gathering Evidence For A Car Accident Case

When you get in a car accident, you are faced with several costs. Paying for injuries to yourself and your passengers and/or paying for damage to your vehicle in a car accident case can bury you with debts. Deciding who is at fault for an accident case can also be tricky. The key to winning a car accident case is to gather evidence and weave it into a convincing case. 

Personal Injuries

Car accidents can cause serious bodily harm. In some cases, you may lose mobility or even the ability to work for a living. However, to prove that any injuries you have are actually due to a car accident is quite tricky. If you don't get immediate medical attention, you may struggle to show that your injuries or complications of those injuries are a result of the accident rather than your own neglect. Thus, after an accident, whether you think you have serious injuries or not, you should get medical attention and make sure you get a copy of your medical records for use in your case. 

The State of Your Car

If your car is totaled in an accident, determining the worth of your car is not necessarily as straightforward as it should be. For example, and insurance company might use the average worth for a car of the same make and model. If you have just replaced the tires, the transmission, the brakes, etc., then this can add worth to your car. While it may be difficult to go back to an automotive repair shop after an accident to get a record of work done on your car, you can keep records of any work you have had done, so that you can use it if needs be. 

Other Evidence

Establishing what injuries you sustained, what damage was done to your car, and what your car should be worth is only part of your case. You also need to establish what caused the accident so that you can establish fault. Taking pictures of tread marks, taking other pictures of the scene of the crime, and interviewing eye witnesses can help to establish exactly what happened. 

Gathering evidence in a car accident can be tricky and complicated. After all, life doesn't stop just so you can gather evidence. Thus, if you need help in gathering and making sense of evidence, then you should call a lawyer from a firm like The Law Offices of Gregg Durlofsky. Their expertise can be invaluable in seeing you through all stages of your trial.