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Pieces Of Evidence To Collect After A Car Accident

After you’ve been in a car accident, the evidence you collect will be the foundation of your settlement case. Your Florida personal injury attorney will be able to walk you through the evidence collection process, but it also pays to know what evidence to gather immediately following the incident. If the accident was particularly severe, drivers and passengers may be too injured to collect evidence at the scene, but there is still a collection that can be done after the fact that can help to strengthen your case.

Some very important pieces of evidence to collect when building your accident case are:

• Information about all other drivers – Whether this was a 2 car accident, or a 10 car accident all driver information should be collected as part of your evidence. This is more than just names and numbers, and should include full names, drivers’ license numbers, license plate numbers, contact information, and insurance policy numbers.

• Information about other drivers at the time of or shortly after a crash – In many instances, a driver isn’t going to openly admit to texting during the time they crashed in the back of your car, but there are sometimes when you can collect evidence about their circumstances surrounding the accident. For instance, if the driver smells of alcohol, or you could see them on a phone before committing negligent accident causing actions.

• The road conditions – Was it raining during the time of your accident? Was the road freshly oiled and slippery? The road conditions at the time of an accident are crucial pieces of evidence to collect in your car accident case. If you’re too injured to take photos of road conditions at the time of the accident, having a loved one take photos for you can be a huge help.

• Witness statements – In many cases, other uninvolved drivers will pull over to help when they see an accident occur. Their statements can be a very important part of your evidence collection, along with their names and contact information just in case they need to be called upon later on.

• Cameras that may have recorded the incident – If the accident occurred at an intersection or near businesses, there is a good chance that cameras nearby may have caught the entire accident on camera. This footage can serve as foolproof evidence of the circumstances surrounding your accident.

• Photos of injuries – Any small injury you can document after an accident should be documented. Alongside your medical records, these photos will serve as proof of not only the immediate injury aftermath, but how the injuries developed and how they will continue to heal. If a broken bone requires surgery, photos of the surgery recovery process should be documented as well.


Alongside your Florida car accident attorney, your ability to collect evidence after your car accident will greatly impact the success of your case. Whether you’re planning to pursue a personal injury lawsuit against a negligent driver after a devastating accident, or you’re pursuing an insurance settlement with your insurance provider, your evidence will make all the difference.

Attorney David Goldman has a strong belief that everyone should be treated fairly and those with the means should do what they can to bring justice in all areas of our society. That belief has led him to help Florida's injured from being taken advantage of by corporations and insurance companies. Since 1989 David Goldman has been fighting for the rights of Floridians both as an attorney and by personally supporting our community.

Pieces Of Evidence To Collect After A Car Accident

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