Car accidents can be a complicated issue, depending on the nature of the wreck, the number of vehicles involved, insurance companies involved, and potential witnesses. Interviewing witnesses while their recollection is fresh is always important.
This is why preserving evidence after a car accident is so important:
Measuring skid marks and calculating pre-impact speeds and stopping distances may be relevant. Involving an accident reconstructionist as early as possible, may be relevant. Having photographs of all involved vehicles (showing the damage and areas of impact) may be important.
This is why if you are in a wreck, we recommend taking photos of all involved vehicles before any vehicles are moved following the crash, as well as taking photos of each vehicle’s damage.
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In some cases, preserving one of more of the involved vehicles may be recommended. In such instances, if your vehicle – you may want the vehicle towed to your home or to a storage facility (you want to protect the vehicle from the weather if possible).
If another person’s vehicle – you want to put their insurance carrier on notice as soon as possible that you want the vehicle (evidence) preserved. In these situations, it is recommended that you consult an attorney as soon as possible to explore all available options,
Remember. Personal injury claims can be very complex. Make sure you have the right attorney on your side. It will make all the difference in your case.
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