If you’re in an auto accident, there are a lot of things to think about: the other driver, your car, your health, and any injuries sustained. It’s easy to forget one of the most important components — collecting evidence. Having clear records can mean the difference between getting what you deserve and losing thousands of dollars. Here are some things to remember to take pictures of or record after a car crash.
Use your cell phone to take pictures of the damage to your car
When you’re in an accident, you might be too dazed or confused to think clearly. That’s why you should keep your cell phone on you at all times. It can be used to take pictures of the damage to your car, take pictures of the other driver’s car, or even record the incident as it unfolds. If you’re unsure what to do at the moment, take a deep breath. Your best bet is to stay on the scene while waiting for the police. You might be tempted to run away or speak to the other driver before the police arrive, but don’t.
Take pictures of the driver and car that hit you
Most people will go ahead and do it anyway, but the question remains: do you need to take pictures of the driver and the car? The answer is yes. Taking pictures of the driver and the car that hit you will help you prove that you were hit by a driver who ran a red light or that you were hit by a driver who was behaving erratically.
There are a couple of reasons why you should have someone take pictures of the driver and their car after a car accident. One, it’s an easy way to gather evidence. Two, it’s a great way to capture important information such as license plate numbers, vehicle colors, and even driver information. It’s also a good way to ensure that you have enough evidence to prove that the driver who hit you was at fault.
Provide the evidence in the natural occurrence to your lawyer
The aftermath of a car accident is often a very daunting time. It’s happened to us all at least once, and when it does, it can be quite a harrowing experience. In the immediate aftermath of a car accident, it’s quite common for people to get confused about what has just happened. It’s also very common for people to be too shaken up to be able to remember the specifics about the accident or the other person involved. When this happens to you, you won’t be able to write a statement with your lawyer that can act as solid proof for your case. This is why it is so important to record the evidence of the car accident as soon as possible after it has occurred. It’s never a good idea to move your car after a car accident, but if you have to, take pictures, take notes and take videos.
Get details from witnesses and other drivers’ information
After a car accident, you may be focused on getting yourself and others to the hospital, but there are many important details you might not be able to remember later. To ensure you get the best settlement possible, you should try to get details from witnesses and other drivers involved in the accident. As soon as it happens, get the license plate of the other vehicle, as well as any witnesses. Write down as many details as you can remember.
Record your thoughts and feelings after the accident (you might not think this is important, but it is)
You may not think that the emotional and mental feelings you experienced right after the accident are important, but they are. You may be in pain and need to be seen by a doctor, but if you don’t record how you’re feeling, you will end up forgetting how you felt when you need to explain it to an insurance company later. Even if you do not want to admit it, memories fade quickly, so try to remember exactly how you felt as soon as possible after the accident.
You need to record your thoughts and feelings because your emotions will be a lot different a week after the accident than they are right after it happens.
Save your emails, texts, or anything else related to the accident
When you are involved in a car accident, it can be a terrifying experience. You are left with questions and anxiety about what to do next. You may contact your friends and family along with a few important like your lawyer or your boss. And it’s important to save all these interactions that you do on your mobile phone as well as evidence.
If this is your first accident, you may not realize that you have a lot of options when it comes to seeking compensation for the injuries you sustained. You need to keep records of the accident for your own information and for legal purposes.
If you have ever been in an accident, you are probably aware that a lot of information and data must be collected to get the best settlement. However, it seems that most people don’t know what they should be recording. Did you know that you should record the weather? You see, accidents are more likely to occur in certain weather conditions. In addition to recording the weather, you should also record the time of day, the color of the sky, and the color of the road. These factors are just as important as other details of the accident.