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Gathering evidence after a road traffic collision

On Behalf of | Apr 26, 2022 | Personal Injury |

You’re a conscientious driver, who obeys the speed limits and never has a drink while driving. Unfortunately, this model behavior cannot guarantee you won’t get caught up in an accident.

If you’re injured during a vehicular collision, what are your options? Obviously, your first priority will be your health and the well-being of others. Some injuries do not present themselves immediately, they can come on days or even weeks later, so it might help you to gather evidence, if you are able.

What sort of evidence should you consider collecting after a road traffic collision?

Details of witnesses

Not only do you want to exchange details with any other drivers involved in the crash, but you should also think about witnesses too. Are other drivers, pedestrians or onlookers willing to detail what happened? If you’re respectful, most people should be receptive to sharing their point of view. This could play a vital role in establishing the truth further down the line.

Photographic evidence

Dated photographs may also be extremely useful. With a picture, you can take a live account of the road conditions, the volume of traffic, the damage to the vehicles as well as your injuries. If you’re planning on making an insurance claim, or even a civil claim through the courts, photographic evidence will benefit you greatly.

Medical evidence

There are few items more authoritative than a note from your doctor and medical records. These prove that you were injured, they show the extent of your injuries as well as your expected recovery period. They may also offer an indication of exactly how the injuries occurred. Medical evidence is invaluable in a personal injury case.

After a road traffic collision, your top priority is to receive medical treatment. After that, you can start thinking about compensation for your injuries. Make sure you have a knowledgeable support network behind you every step of the way.