Being in a motor vehicle accident can be threatening, both to your physical and financial health. When you are injured, you may not be able to work, causing you to lose out on your much-needed paycheck. In some cases, you may be able to work, but you may not be able to earn the same amount as you did before you were hurt. You may also find that your injuries are resulting in expensive medical bills and extensive procedures that could add up to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Being a victim of a crash or other incident can be financially stressful, but a qualified Texas car accident injury lawyer can help you obtain full compensation for all of the damages you have suffered. To do this, you and your attorney will begin to gather evidence from your accident to support your claim.
Evidence in a Motor Vehicle Accident Claim
When you begin to build your case, you will need evidence to support your claim. Some of the best evidence is gathered after the car accident on the scene, but other evidence can also show the extent of your injuries and losses. If you are looking to file a personal injury claim for damages from a car accident, you should gather information such as:
- Photos: One of the best types of evidence is photos because they can actually help others visualize the accident and what happened. If possible, have someone take photos of your vehicle after the accident, the scene of the accident, the location of the accident, damage to anything other than your vehicle, and of any injuries you suffered, especially progression photos of bruising, contusions and scars.
- Witness statements: Another piece of important evidence is witness statements. If there were eyewitnesses, speaking with them can help you gather information for your case. It always helps when an outside party can help corroborate your story. Texas allows you to record conversations with witnesses without their consent. Having these conversations recorded are extremely helpful.
- Police report: Once the investigating officer arrives on scene, he/she will then begin to take notes and document all important information in order to prepare a Texas Crash Report (commonly known as a police report). This report is helpful in the case because a non party with some level of accident investigation training and experience prepared it.
- Receipts or bills: To prove your losses, you should keep all receipts and billing statements that include information about costs related to your injuries. For example, any billing statements you receive from any medical treatment should be saved, along with receipts for any prescription medications and mileage traveled to/from medical providers.
Contact a McKinney, TX Car Accident Injury Attorney Today
If you have been injured in a car accident, the team at Burress Personal Injury Law is here to help. Our skilled Collin County car accident injury lawyers can help you understand your options for obtaining full compensation as a victim of a car accident. To schedule a free consultation, call our office today at 214-726-0016.
Burress Injury Law is a highly rated personal injury firm based in McKinney, Collin County, Texas. As of the date of this publication, we have recovered more than $150 Million on behalf of our clients. We have a winning percentage higher than 99.9% and we maintain a perfect 5.0-star Google rating after hundreds of client reviews. Our attorneys have tried more cases than any other injury law firm in Collin County.