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Pieces Of Evidence You Can Get From A Car Accident

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Florida’s auto accident insurance laws and policies might make you feel secure no matter what happens. After all, as a no-fault state, car owners’ medical fees are covered by their PIP or Personal Injury Protection insurance policy. However, before you expect things to go smoothly, there are things you should not forget to do after a car accident.

If you are going to file a personal injury claim, one of the things that insurance companies will look for is evidence of the accident and the injuries or damages you sustained. To help you make your case stronger, here are the different pieces of evidence you can gather after a car accident.

What To Look For After A Car Accident

• Photo Or Video Documentation Of The Accident – You may have heard of the phrase, “pics or it didn’t happen” and such may be applied to your case. Disastrous car crashes may be head-turning enough to get the attention of other motorists and the news, but other minor car accidents like hitting the bumper or light collisions from skidding on the road can easily be dismissed or debunked by the perpetrator if there is no obvious physical evidence. This is why taking pictures or videos of the accident is important.

• Get Witness Reports – Your own side of the story may be seen as biased and even when you are in the right, the benefit of the doubt will also always be applicable to the other party as well. Having a statement from a third-party witness, like other drivers or pedestrians in the area who witnessed but are not directly involved in the accident, will prove to be helpful.

• Get Official Police Reports – Call the attention of authorities as soon as possible. Not only can they help mediate, but they can also write official police reports about the accident and file them under record. This is substantial evidence that can prove the accident indeed happened, including other crucial details that can help prove your innocence and right to claim damages.

• Medical Treatment Records – Insurance companies can also doubt your injuries and illnesses, and would even try to prove that your medical complications may have been a pre-existing condition prior to the accident. When claiming for damages for injuries sustained in a car accident, pre-existing medical conditions are not counted in the damage claim.

A hospital and medical treatment record can help prove that your injuries are indeed caused by the accident as it can determine how you acquired them. Your check-ups records can also show the other medical treatments you will need to return in good shape. In addition, it will also be prudent to take a picture of your injuries if you can.

Going through a car accident in Southwest Florida can be jarring but there is no need to be fearful about dealing with its aftermath. An auto accident lawyer can help you rightfully win your claim, guiding you through the whole process and helping you gather crucial evidence.

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 You Can Get From A Car Accident

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