It's normal for emotions to run high after a car crash. However, to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for your physical and emotional injuries, you should try to remain calm and collect certain information from the other party before it's lost or destroyed. Here's a rundown of the evidence you should gather before leaving the scene or as soon as possible.
It's crucial you collect basic details from the other driver, such as:
- driver's license number
- home address
- email address
- insurance information
- telephone number
- license plate number
- vehicle identification number (VIN)
If you're concerned the at-fault driver may be under the influence of alcohol or drugs, let the police know when they arrive at the scene as they can perform a chemical test before the person has the chance to sober up.
Take pictures of any damage at the crash scene before it's cleared up, such as damage to your car and nearby property. You should also take pictures of your own injuries, e.g., broken bones, bruising, and lacerations, to help prove the harm you suffered.
Did anyone witness the crash? Obtain their personal details such as their name and contact number. Their testimony could prove what really happened, especially since the at-fault party may not accept responsibility and my have a different version of events.
Such footage, if available, tells the true story. This video footage is evidence to support your claim.
If you have dashcam footage, back it up so it can't be accidentally lost or destroyed. The police can also obtain dashcam footage from the other driver before it can be tampered with in any way.
Is there CCTV footage available? Your attorney can obtain this and determine if it helps your case.
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