While every car accident case involves different circumstances, there are some common factors between scenarios that make for a strong case. Here are 5 key factors that may make a car accident claim successful.
1. A Police Report
A police report is a critical piece of evidence in a car accident claim. Even if the damage was minor, contacting law enforcement to draw up a police report can help strengthen your case. If, for example, the other party’s insurance company claims they did not cause the accident, a police report written by an officer on the scene that says otherwise has more weight in court.
2. Witness Statements
Before you leave the scene of the accident, attempt to get the contact information of as many witnesses as possible so you can get their statements. Witnesses that can attest to what actually happened at the scene of the accident are crucial to proving your case.
3. A Medical Report That Was Conducted Immediately
One of the most important things you can do after a car crash is go to the hospital or your doctor and get a medical report. This must happen immediately after the accident in order for it to become a strong piece of evidence in your case.
Photographs of the damage to your vehicle and your injuries immediately after the accident and during the healing process are important pieces of evidence. Being able to illustrate the actual damages in your case goes a long way to getting the full and fair compensation you deserve.
5. Medical & Vehicle Repair Bills
Keep a file with all of your medical and vehicle repair bills. When calculating the total sum of the compensation you are requesting, these bills will make it far easier for your attorney and the court.
Contact the Law Offices of Donald J. Matson, P.C. Today
If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident in California, don’t wait to take action. At the Law Offices of Donald J. Matson, we have the skills and resources to help you put together a strong case for compensation after you are injured.
Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case and what you can be doing to make your case for restitution as strong as possible. Call now at (626) 792-1900 or (626) 773-6965.