When you’re injured in an auto accident and you need to make a claim for financial compensation to help pay your medical expenses, it’s beneficial to have an experienced Houston car accident attorney help you through the process. Your experienced attorney will know where to look, what to look for, and how to secure and protect the evidence for trial if needed.
You will want to get your lawyer on the job as soon as possible, to find and obtain evidence before it’s destroyed, lost, or degraded. If you or a friend or family member are well enough after the accident to take photos of the scene of the accident right after it occurred, it would be beneficial to do so.
An experienced accident attorney should know what to look for. He or she will likely want to go to the scene of the accident and take photographs of:
-Scattered pieces of debris
-Bits of shredded tire rubber
-Pieces of the vehicles involved in the accident
-Any other debris from the crash scene that might seem unimportant at first, but could help you prove what actually happened in the crash.
Your attorney can measure distances between impact points, skid marks, intersection points, turns, or stops that might be relevant to your accident. He or she will also want to sequester the vehicles involved in the accident to examine them for evidence, and may obtain important data from the vehicles’ Electronic Data Recorders.
Video or Surveillance Footage
In some cases, there might be video or photographic surveillance images available from the scene in the moments leading up to the crash that could prove crucial in your case. But video surveillance recordings are often taped over within a matter of days, so it’s vital to look for and secure this evidence immediately.
An experienced car accident attorney will also obtain copies of any police or first responder reports from the accident, and will seek to locate and interview witnesses who might be able to tell what happened in the crash.
The better and more complete your evidence is when you make a claim, the more likely that the defendant will be motivated to offer you a fair financial settlement out of court, so you won’t need to go through a lengthy trial about the accident.
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If you were involved in a Texas car, truck, motorcycle, or other type of accident, contact one of the Board Certified attorneys at Denena Points, PC today for a free initial consultation. You can fill out our online contact form, or call us by phone at (713) 807-9500.