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When someone causes an accident and you get hurt in the collision, you have the right to pursue a claim for compensation for losses. It is up to you to make your case and prove both that the other party was to blame for the accident and that you suffered serious injuries.

Proving your case can be complicated, but the more evidence you have available to you, the stronger your claim and the more likely you will obtain the compensation you deserve. Having solid evidence can help you win in court if your case goes to trial. It can also make a settlement more likely, as the insurer of the person to blame for the accident will know that the evidence you have has increased your chances of prevailing and being awarded substantial damages.

The Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner can assist you in obtaining the evidence you need to pursue your case, and can help you with the process of making your claim. You should reach out to a personal injury lawyer at our firm as soon as possible following an accident so we can help you to conduct and investigation and build a solid case to prove your right to damages.

You should also know what to do in the immediate aftermath of an accident so you can obtain evidence before it is lost. This means taking pictures and gathering other information at the accident scene.

Pictures and Other Information at the Accident Scene

After any type of accident occurs, you should take pictures at the scene if you are physically able to do so. These pictures can both help to demonstrate how the accident happened and also how serious the accident was.

Pictures from the scene of an auto collision, for example, could include photographs of:

  • The area where the accident took place. Be sure to include street signs, speed limit signs, anything obstructing the road, and anything else that could be relevant to showcasing how the accident occurred.
  • Debris from vehicles. If parts of the car have fallen off onto the road, if there is broken glass, or if there is other debris from the collision between the vehicles, be sure to photograph it. The location and nature of the debris could help shed light on how the collision happened.
  • Marks in the road. If there are skid marks or tire tracks, take pictures of them. Tire tracks and related evidence can often be analyzed by accident reconstruction experts who can resolve disputes over how accidents occurred.
  • Damaged vehicles. Take detailed photographs of all damage to any vehicles involved in the accident. The nature of the damage can help to show how the accident happened and where the impact was. It can also show how serious the accident was if the cars are badly damaged – which will help to bolster an injury claim.
  • Photographs of injuries. If you were hurt, take pictures of bruises, cuts, and any other injuries that manifest in physical symptoms that would show up on camera.

All of these photos can be used as important evidence to help prove how an accident occurred. You should also obtain the contact information of witnesses who can testify about what they saw in the moments leading up to a collision and should contact the police to come to the accident scene and write up a report.

The Law Offices of Mark C. Wagner will help you to gather and effectively present any evidence you’ve obtained from the accident scene as well as other evidence obtained through an investigation so you can maximize the chances of pursuing a claim for compensation. Give us a call today to learn more.