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Top Reasons to Photograph & Document the Accident

The realization that you’ve been in a car accident can throw you for a loop. The high-levels of post-accident adrenaline, stress and emotions can make it difficult to think clearly.

If it’s clear that the other driver was at fault, you’ll want to take a moment before you leave the scene to seek medical care.

As an accident victim, you shouldn’t automatically assume the other party will pay, even if it was their fault. Sometimes, the other driver will use alternative facts to describe what happened. Or, they may just flat-out lie. If their insurance company chooses to believe their version of events, they may refuse to pay the claim.

Photograph everything

If you’re able, you’ll want to photograph and/or video of the scene of the accident. The more footage you have, the better. Document the intersection (if there was one), the condition of the road, whether it’s sunny or raining and where their car struck yours.

If you had other people in your car, ask them to describe what happened, and get that on film, too.

On the other hand, if you’ve been seriously injured, the most important thing you can do is to get to a safe place and seek medical care. If you had passengers in your vehicle that can assist with documenting the scene of the accident, ask them to do so. You’ll also what to ask them to get the names and numbers of any witnesses that may be able to help you back up your story.

Once you receive a copy of the accident report, review it for inaccuracies. If you find any, report them as soon as you see them and ask for them to be corrected ASAP.

Contact a Naples car accident law firm

If you think you need help with a personal injury case, you’ll want to speak with a personal injury attorney as soon as you can. The attorney will be able to perform an analysis of your case, your injuries and they’ll be able to let you know how much your case may be worth.

You’ll also what to provide them with any and all photographic and video evidence you have of the accident, along with the names and numbers of any witnesses that saw what happened. This will help ensure you get the level of compensation you deserve.

For more information on how personal injury lawsuits work or to schedule a free consultation, call our office today to get started.

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