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What Evidence Do You Need After a San Antonio Car Accident?

Posted By Aguirre Law | November 16 2023 | Firm News

You must back up any claim for car accident compensation with proof of accident-related injuries. The more evidence you can provide to support your injury claim, the better your chances will be of receiving the maximum damage amounts to which you are entitled.

Evidence Collection Begins at the Scene of the Accident

The evidence collection process begins at the scene of your car accident. Once you call for police and medical assistance, do the following:

  • Take photos of the accident scene. You should photograph weather conditions, skid marks, vehicle damage, and road debris. If there are traffic signals or signs, take pictures of these. Look for traffic, business, or residential cameras that may have recorded accident footage and photograph these as well;
  • Write down the names and contact information of eyewitnesses along with a brief statement of what they witnessed;
  • Write down the other driver(s) contact information and take a photo of their driver’s license(s) and insurance documents; and
  • Ask the responding officer for a business card, and find out when and where to pick up a copy of the accident report.

Note: Never admit fault or apologize for an accident. This is important in all types of accidents, including motorcycle accidents and truck accidents in San Antonio. Anything that you say may be used as evidence against you at a later time.

Building Evidence While You Heal

Car accident claims are rooted in medical expenses and physical recovery. Therefore, you are building evidence while receiving the treatments needed to heal from the car accident.

Save medical records and invoices from any hospital, doctor, specialist, or mental health professional you visit for your accident-related injuries. Your personal injury lawyer in San Antonio will use these to build a case for present and future accident-related medical expenses.

Keep a daily journal of your healing process. Write down how the accident has impacted your day-to-day life and the challenges you are experiencing. This may be used as evidence in a serious accident claim.

Time Off of Work

You may be compensated for lost wages during your medical recovery. Medical documentation of inability to work or restricted job duties may be required by the insurance company for reimbursement as well as:

  • A letter from human resources;
  • Paystubs;
  • Tax returns; or
  • 1099-MISCs.

If you are physically or mentally incapacitated and unable to return to work, you may need an expert witness to testify on your behalf. Your car accident attorney can provide more information about the role of expert witnesses in personal injury claims.

Property Damage 

Your vehicle and its contents may be repaired or replaced following an accident. Have a professional prepare a repair estimate for your vehicle

Contact an Experienced San Antonio Car Accident Attorney

Texas limits the time you have to file a car accident claim. Contact an experienced San Antonio car accident attorney at The Aguirre Law Office, PLLC, to start yours today!

Let us work to resolve your car accident claim as quickly and inexpensively as possible while getting you the best possible legal outcome. At The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, we want to exceed your expectations. 

Call The Aguirre Law Firm, PLLC, now to schedule your complimentary consultation!

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