Preserving Evidence After a Personal Injury

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Preserving Evidence After a Personal Injury

Helping Your Own Personal Injury Case

After a car accident, dog bite, or other personal injury, preserving evidence of the incident can help you pursue an insurance claim. The Law Offices of Scott Warmuth can utilize your evidence to build a better case on your behalf.

If you or a loved one suffers an injury, follow these helpful guidelines to preserve evidence.

Take Pictures

Securing photographic evidence of everything related to your injury can bolster your injury case. If you’ve been in a car accident, take pictures of the damage to your vehicle, the aftermath of the crash, the road, the weather, and anything else you think may have played a role. Dog bite? Take pictures of the dog, the scene of the incident, and the dog’s owner. For a slip and fall, you should take pictures where the fall occurred. For any personal injury, take pictures of injuries you suffered as a result of the incident.

If you are unable to take pictures immediately after your injury, return to the scene at a later date to take pictures.

Secure Witnesses

If anyone happened to see your injury occur, it’s of the utmost importance to collect their statements. Witness testimony provides crucial insight into how your injury occurred and can reinforce your injury claim. Collect the statements and contact information of anyone who can provide information about your injury.

Document Injuries

The severity of your injuries plays a role in a personal injury claim. Take pictures of your injuries and collect any medical records related to your injury. Insurance companies will try to downplay the seriousness of any injury, but having evidence of just how much pain and suffering you experienced can negate their attempts.

Protect Physical Evidence

Physical evidence can be used to back up your story and prove the extent of your injuries. If possible, try to keep everything involved in your injury in your possession. For car accidents, this includes your vehicle itself, as well as any object that could have caused a crash. If your vehicle needs to be towed from the scene, keep track of where it’s headed. If your slip and fall injury was caused by an obstruction or debris, after taking pictures of the scene, try to secure whatever caused the fall. For a dog bite, preserve any ripped, torn, or bloody clothing and place them in a sealed bag.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

If you have been injured, a personal injury attorney can help you seek medical treatment for your injuries and compensation for your pain and suffering. Any pieces of evidence related to your injury can help your case. Contact the Law Offices of Scott Warmuth today at 888-517-9888 for a free injury consultation.

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