evidence in car accident

Car accidents happen every day and even minor accidents can cause a lot of damage and financial strain for injured drivers. And unfortunately, the other driver’s insurance company may not offer enough compensation to fully cover your medical expenses and car repair costs. That’s where an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney can help. But to represent your case in court, they’ll need to have certain evidence on hand to prove the severity of your injuries and the damage you suffered. Here are a few types of evidence you’ll want to collect as soon as possible.

Photos of the Accident

Pictures of the accident and the damage to you and your vehicle can help strengthen your case and show the severity of your injuries more clearly. This is why it’s always a good idea to take pictures of the accident immediately after it happens if possible. If you can’t or you forgot, take detailed pictures of your injuries and the damage done to your vehicle. You can also visit the site of the accident to document any damage done to the area. 

Info From the Other Driver

Your South Carolina personal injury attorney will want to know some basic information about the other driver. Provide them with their driver’s license number and contact information if possible. Be sure to also provide your attorney with the other driver’s insurance details. This will help them move your case forward and ensure that they’re able to reach out to the appropriate parties.

Witness Statements and Police Reports

It’s always a good idea to collect witness statements and contact information for each witness at the scene of the accident. These statements should be from other drivers who saw what happened and any pedestrians who may have witnessed your accident. If you have these statements, give them to your attorney. These witnesses may be able to testify on your behalf if the case goes to court.

Medical Diagnoses

If a settlement is too small, your attorney may be able to use your medical records and diagnoses resulting from the accident. Get copies of your medical records and document any treatments you receive for your injuries. Provide those documents to your attorney to help them better demonstrate and prove the severity of the accident and the amount of compensation you need to fully recover.

Speak With a South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney

If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may not get a fair settlement from the other driver’s insurance provider. But that shouldn’t stop you from pursuing a settlement that will truly meet your needs and help you recover from your accident. Speak with a South Carolina personal injury attorney and be prepared to provide them with these key pieces of evidence to develop your case.

At Lam Law Firm, we understand that getting into an accident can be stressful, but when the settlement the other driver’s insurance company offers isn’t high enough, recovering can feel almost impossible. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. 

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