3 Reasons Attorneys Need Evidence for Your Car Accident Claim

After a car accident, you might get medical care, gather evidence, make a claim, and receive compensation. With evidence, making a claim is easier as insurance or a judge does not rely solely on testimony from the involved parties. At Reasonover Law, we understand the car accident claim process and know exactly what evidence we need to collect. Here is more about the kind of evidence a car accident attorney gathers and why they need that information:

What Evidence Do Attorneys Need?

Car accidents may involve a single vehicle with minimal damage, a multi-car pileup with extensive damage, or anything in between. Those who suffer because of the negligence of other parties deserve fair compensation for their injuries, whether the negligence is on the part of another driver or the city for inadequate road conditions. A car accident attorney will gather as much evidence as they can find, including:

Eyewitness Testimonies

Pedestrians and other drivers not involved in the accident can give eyewitness testimonies. If you can talk to witnesses after the car accident, get their names and contact information so your attorney can get their testimonies later. Find as many witnesses as possible to get a complete picture of what happened from an outside perspective.

Video Evidence

Dash cams, nearby business security cameras, traffic light cams, and pedestrian phones may all capture the accident on film. Your attorney will attempt to collect as much video evidence as possible to view the evidence from multiple angles. When you see the accident from many perspectives, insurance or a judge can more easily see who is at fault. 

Medical Reports

You should always seek medical care after a car accident, whether you think you’re injured or not. Many injuries present themselves a few hours or days later. Whiplash, bruises, broken bones, internal organ damage, and more can happen because of a car accident. Medical care is a key part of evidence and helps determine the fair amount of compensation.  

Why Do Attorneys Need Evidence?

When making an insurance claim after a car accident, having as much evidence as possible helps your case. Attorneys need evidence to clarify who is responsible for the accident and when the negligence occurred. Some reasons attorneys need evidence include:

1. To Determine Fault

A car accident claim without evidence turns into a he-said/she-said situation. Hit-and-run accidents can present additional difficulty if there is no video or eyewitness of the accident. At Reasonover Law, we gather as much evidence as possible to explore the accident from every possible angle. Once we understand the bigger picture, we can more accurately argue the other parties involved are at fault.

2. To Make a Compelling Case

Evidence like a medical report significantly shows the outcome of another driver’s negligence. A physician provides a professional opinion that courts take seriously. A medical report may include X-rays and other medical tests done, prescriptions to take, and rehabilitation efforts. Medical evidence is much harder to refute compared to eyewitness testimonies. 

3. To Get Full Compensation

The goal of your car accident claim is to get fair compensation for the injuries you sustained. Attorneys argue on your behalf to get monetary compensation for your medical bills, property damage, and pain and suffering. Evidence that proves you are not at fault tells the insurance agent or judge that you require a certain amount of money as fair compensation. Without adequate evidence, you may not receive all the money you need to pay for medical bills and other expenses.

Hire a Car Accident Attorney

Reasonover Law understands the severity of many accidents, and our attorneys want to make sure you are fairly compensated. If you were recently involved in a car accident, contact us today for a consultation. We’ll help answer your questions and fight for the compensation you deserve.