Preserve Evidence in a Personal Injury Accident
September 25, 2018 | By admin
When it comes to an accident that caused you personal injury, it is of the utmost importance to find and preserve evidence of what took place and to document your injuries. These will come in handy later on when you pursue a personal injury claim.
For starters, you first step in this process should be to return the scene of your accident as soon as possible in order to locate any evidence. You might find something you did not notice at the time of the incident that lends a hand as to why is happened.
Even better, you might find someone that witness the accident or is aware of similar incidents taking place in the same spot. Furthermore, returning to the scene as soon as possible gives you the opportunity to photograph any conditions or things that you feel contributed to your incident.
Physical Evidence, Quality Photographs and Eye Witnesses
Physical evidence can go a long way in proving fault for an accident and the extent of an injury. A dent in your car showing where you were hit can provide proof as to who struck who in a collision.
The amount of damage to your vehicle can also help prove how sever your injury was based on the impact. Even an article of clothing covered in blood can help paint a picture of just how bad your accident was. Preserve this physical evidence exactly as it was at the time of the accident. You can take photographs of damages as well if you are unable to preserve the actual object.
Finally, you should try and locate any witnesses to your accident. This is a very valuable asset to your personal injury claim, especially because they can provide you with information you may not have been aware of. They can confirm your incident took place as you described.
Even if they did not see the accident, they may have witnessed you immediately following it. They can confirm the pain and discomfort any injuries may have caused.
If you are able to locate a witness, get their statement quickly before their memory fades. Be sure to get any necessary contact information so you can locate them again should you need them later on.
In the same way you documented and preserved physical evidence, you should document and preserve your injuries. Immediately report them to a medical professional and taking photographs of them.
This will help establish a timeline of your injuries and the severity of them at the time of the incident before they heal.
Any and all evidence you preserve should also be shared with an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Personal Injury Lawyers Represent Clients in New Jersey
In any personal injury claim there will be challenges and difficulties that are too much to handle on your own. That is why you need Lombardi & Lombardi, P.A. to help handle your claim.
The New Jersey law firm has experience and a track record of success in representing personal injury clients. They handle a variety of personal injury cases, including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents, premises liability, workplace incidents and medical malpractice.
Contact them today by filling out the online form and find out the many other personal injury cases they handle.
The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.