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Preserving Evidence in a Car Accident

Someone taking a picture of a car accident involving a white car rear-ending a red car

Car accidents can be traumatic, and it's easy to get overwhelmed in the aftermath. However, preserving evidence is critical to receiving proper compensation for any damages or injuries sustained. Here are some tips to help you maintain evidence after a car accident:

1. Call the Police

The first thing you should do after a car accident is to call the police. They will create a report that documents the accident, which can be used as evidence in your case. Be sure to get a copy of the police report and keep it in a safe place.

2. Take Photos and Videos

Take photos and videos of the accident scene, including any damage to your vehicle and any injuries you sustained. Be sure to document the location of the accident, the weather conditions, and any other relevant details. These photos and videos can be used as evidence in your case.

3. Get Witness Information

If there were any witnesses to the accident, get their contact information. Witness testimony can be valuable evidence in your case, and having their contact information will allow your lawyer to follow up with them later.

4. Keep Medical Records

If you were injured in the accident, keep all medical records, including bills, prescriptions, and doctor's notes. These records can be used to prove the extent of your injuries and the costs associated with your treatment.

5. Don't Repair Your Vehicle

If your vehicle was damaged in the accident, wait to repair it until after your case has been resolved. Your vehicle can be used as evidence to show the damage's extent and impact force.

Get Help From Rapid City Attorneys

Preserving evidence is critical to receiving proper compensation for any damages or injuries sustained in a car accident. If you need help with your case, contact Whiting Hagg & Dorsey, LLP. Our experienced personal injury attorneys can help you navigate the legal system and get the compensation you deserve.

Get started today by calling (605) 519-6136 or visiting us online.