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August 24, 2022 | Car Accidents

What Kind of Evidence Do I Need to Collect After a Car Accident?

Steps You Can Take to Maximize Your Recovery After an Auto Collision

If you are involved in an auto accident, there are steps that you can take to maximize your recovery. In addition to seeking medical treatment and retaining an attorney, you can collect evidence to prove your case. It is essential to act quickly, as evidence can get lost or destroyed shortly after the collision.

At Ajlouny Injury Law, our dedicated legal team can help you understand what evidence will help prove who was liable in your case and the extent of your injuries. We have obtained millions of dollars on behalf of car accident victims throughout New York. If you were injured in a car accident, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free consultation. 

Collecting Evidence After a Car Accident

The minutes after a car collision can be excruciating. You may be overwhelmed and unsure of what steps to take to protect yourself. The most important thing you can do is get help for your injuries. Your health and well-being should be the top priority, as well as that of any other injured parties. 

In addition to seeking medical attention, you should also try to collect evidence at the scene. Take pictures and videos at the accident site. Document the condition of the road and the weather. Write down the names of all parties, including any witnesses to the crash. All of the information may prove critical to your case down the road.

Types of Evidence You Should Collect

There are several types of evidence that you can collect immediately after a collision and in the days that follow. During this time, it is also vital to consult with an attorney. A NYC car accident lawyer can help you understand what evidence will help your case and may be able to subpoena documents or audio and video that you might not otherwise be aware of.

Types of evidence that may help your case:

  • Pictures of the roadway, including signs, traffic lights, or defects in the asphalt
  • Photos of property and vehicle damage
  • Evidence of your injuries
  • The police report
  • Contact information for witnesses and other involved parties
  • Nearby security footage
  • Medical records documenting your injuries
  • Information related to vehicle repairs or other losses

It is not your job to prove liability at the scene. You should not admit fault or make statements that may make it seem like you are accepting responsibility for the accident. Before speaking with an insurance adjuster, you should contact an attorney. Any statements that you write or record can be used against you and may hurt your case.

Contact Our Office for More Information

If you or a loved one was injured in a car accident in New York City, contact our office at (718) 233-3913 for a free, no-obligation consultation. Get FREE legal advice from a licensed attorney. Even if another attorney refused your case, we might be able to help. Call our office now to schedule an appointment. There are no fees unless we win.

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