When California residents like you get into car accidents, having the right legal assistance can make all of the difference in your fight for compensation. McKnight, McKnight, McKnight & McKnight, Attorneys at Law, are here to fill that role for you and provide you with closure to your case.
Evidence of liability is one of the most important keys to securing your case. Within 48 hours of an accident, nearly all of the most critical pieces of evidence will have been destroyed, lost, or removed from the scene. Collecting evidence quickly may be vital. Accident reconstruction experts rely on the evidence collected at the scene to get a truly accurate picture of what happened.
Not only are investigators needed to collect this evidence, but it’s also a good idea to take pictures of what you can while at the crash scene. This includes pictures of:
- The other driver’s car and license plate
- Your own vehicle
- Any skid marks on the road
- Any pieces of vehicle that have been strewn across the road
- Nearby traffic signs or stop lights
Witnesses may be questioned at the scene as well, as they can help to create a more accurate summation of the entire accident from start to finish by providing an outsider’s perspective. Once a full picture has been created, it becomes much easier to determine who is liable.
If you have been involved in a car accident and were injured because of it, you deserve to be compensated for your suffering. To read more about accident liability and what you can do to have your post-accident financial costs covered, visit our web page on accident liability, linked here.