Components of a Strong Accident Case
While car accidents are hardly rare, they are still stressful. The stress extends far past the initial incident, as insurance companies get involved in determining liability, and the aftermath of injuries and financial distress demand to be dealt with. When you’re hurt, juggling all these aspects can feel impossible.
The lawyers at Gross & Schuster, P.A. know how daunting it can feel to try to handle the outcome of a car accident by yourself. Your lawyer is here to help you build a strong accident case for your future. Here’s what you need to know first.
Following a car accident, it is vital to collect as much information as possible.
Take photos of everything you possibly can. The positions of each vehicle, any road signage, any skidmarks on the road, vehicle damage, and license plates can all help. It’s always better to have more than you need than not enough.
If police are called, try to get the badge number of any officer called to the scene. You can also note down their license number. This will be helpful in streamlining the process of requesting the police incident report of your accident.
Sometimes, this isn’t feasible. If the accident was severe and you suffered an injury that limited your mobility, collecting information on the scene may not have been possible. If that’s the case, don’t panic. There are other things you can focus on that can strengthen your case, and your lawyer can step in to gather evidence.
It is vital to seek medical attention as soon as possible following a car accident. In more severe accidents, it is likely that emergency medical services will be called to the scene, and an EMT will be available to look you over.
However, if your accident was minor, it is still important to seek medical attention as quickly as you can, even if you don’t feel hurt. Shock and adrenaline can make it difficult to determine how severe your injuries are.
Because of this, even if you feel okay, you may need medical attention. If you don’t see a doctor, you may find out about your injuries hours or days after the accident. In that time, you may have worsened the issue, and you have no medical documentation to prove that it was a direct result of your accident.
Aside from taking care of your health, it is important to have medical documentation to prove that your injuries were, in fact, from your accident, so that you can get compensation for them.
Talk to the Right Lawyer for Your Case
Finally, the most vital component of a strong accident case is good legal representation. Finding the right lawyer can feel difficult, but don’t be discouraged. If you are able to connect with a lawyer that you trust, your case will be stronger.
Gross & Schuster, P.A. is a family-owned firm, home to experienced, compassionate attorneys that want to look after your best interests. If you want to explore all the options with your car accident case, call 850-434-3333 today!
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