Evidence plays an extremely important role in proving fault in a car accident claim, which means that properly investigating after a car accident is critical to getting a good outcome.
Car accident investigations are made substantially easier when they are initiated quickly.
For this reason, victims of car accidents are always encouraged to contact an experienced car accident lawyer as soon as possible, following a collision.
Every car accident has its own unique set of circumstances. Therefore, the corresponding investigations will differ to accommodate those circumstances.
There are, however, general aspects that apply to car accident investigations that should always be seen to when possible.
In a car accident lawsuit, the burden of proving negligence lies with the injured party. This can be much more involved than it seems.
An experienced lawyer however, can guide accident victims through the legal system. They will also keep victims from making costly mistakes.
Additionally, lawyers have greater financial resources, and more legal resources available to them than civilians.
They often utilize whole teams of investigators and experts, including expert witnesses, forensic experts, and legal consultants.
Your attorney will also act as a liaison between you and the insurance companies.
If you are physically able, there are some things you can do at the accident scene to help your lawyer.
Evidence can vanish quickly. Therefore, it is important to quickly preserve as much as possible.
Take pictures to document the accident scene. If you have a passenger, they can take pictures while you speak with the police.
Be sure to photograph the following:
Talk to witnesses and other drivers involved. Witnesses can be helpful when determining fault. They can vouch for you if the other driver’s insurance company tries to assess you with blame.
Talk to the passengers in other vehicles, as well. Make notes of all the witness’s contact information, including name, address, and phone number.
For the other drivers involved you will need:
If a commercial vehicle is involved, make sure to write down the vehicle owner’s name, or the name of the business that owns the vehicle.
Most importantly, never sign anything or agree to a recorded interview until you have consulted with your attorney. They will instruct you on what steps to take next.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident, it is important to speak to an experienced Colorado Springs car accident lawyer immediately.
Your lawyer will need to begin investigating to build a solid case on your behalf and obtain the maximum compensation possible for your injuries.
Contact the experienced attorneys at the Green Law Firm, P.C. today to schedule a no-obligation consultation and discuss your case.
Call us at 719-694-8515 or fill out the contact form on this page. We offer both in-person and remote consultation options.