After getting into an auto accident, you may be disoriented and taken aback. If you’re critically injured, it’s important to go to the hospital immediately. But if you think you can stick around and collect some evidence, you’re going to have a much easier time getting the settlement you deserve.
Here’s some evidence that you should gather following an auto accident.
Take photographs of the scene of the accident, the other driver’s car (and license plate), your visible injuries, and damage to your belongings, like your car. Also, snap pictures of nearby cameras in case they captured the accident on tape. You may be able to collect that footage and use it to prove your case.
The Other Driver’s Information
It’s important to collect the other driver’s insurance policy number and their contact information. If they offer you cash to settle on the spot, do not accept it.
Ask the people who saw what happened if you can write down or record statements from them. Additionally, get their contact information in case you need to follow up later on.
When the accident occurs, call the police so you can record what happened. This information could come in handy when working out a settlement.
After your accident, you’ll need to go to the hospital as soon as possible for a full check-up. Also, do X-rays and any other tests your doctor recommends.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer
Contact the personal injury firm Gash & Associates if you need representation after getting injured in an auto accident. We assist clients throughout Westchester County, and the best part is, we provide a free consultation. Get in touch today at (914) 328-8800.