Evidence You Can Present during Settlement of Your Car Accident Claim

Soon after the accident, you must begin the process of collecting evidence that will help you when you file your claim. The process of collection of evidence must begin as soon as the accident occurs, and if you are in a position where you’re not too seriously injured and are able to take pictures and document evidence at the scene, it is highly recommended that you do so.

The evidence that you present to the insurer in support of your claim, can include a complete summary of exactly how the accident occurred. Note down exactly what happened in the seconds before the accident and immediately after the accident.

If you can provide supporting documents in the form of a police report, or photographs at the scene of the accident, do so. If you have witness statements, then provide these as well. Start the process of noting down important information right at the scene of the accident. If you have a cell phone, use the phone to record audio testimony at the scene of the accident.

Also maintain all of your medical records, including diagnostic test results, your lab test results, x-ray, CT scan and MRI scan results, Doctor reports, and a summary from your doctor, identifying exactly how serious your injuries are, and how well you are recovering.

Also maintain copies of all of your medical bills. A Denver car accident lawyer may also find it easier to settle your claim for a much higher amount if you provide a statement from your employer, stating the loss of income that you have suffered as a result of the injuries in the accident. If you can provide a journal with notes about your thoughts and feelings signifying your pain and suffering in the days after the accident, then this can prove useful too.

If you have suffered injuries in a car accident, speak to a Denver car accident lawyer about filing a claim for compensation.

By: Dallas Norton

Dallas Norton, the founding partner of Norton & Bowers, has practiced law with a focus on personal injury since 1992. Mr. Norton has extensive Colorado roots including grade school in Arvada and high school in Denver. He earned his J.D. from Brigham Young University Law School in 1991. When working on behalf of clients, Mr. Norton draws upon his extensive background in psychology and human resources.