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May 28, 2020 | Gary Burger

What Do I Need to Collect from the Scene of My Personal Injury for my Lawyer?

You were injured in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or on the job accident and are considering hiring an attorney to represent your case. After an accident, there are several elements that you need to collect for your lawyer to give them a better understanding of your personal injury case, including who, what, when, where, and why the accident occurred.

Let the experienced attorneys at Burger Law assess your personal injury case and determine what compensation you can recover from the negligent party for your injuries and damages caused in the accident. Call 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 today to discuss your case with Burger Law's experienced St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyers.

Evidence You Need to Collect After a Personal Injury Accident for Your Lawyer

Whether you were injured in a car accident, motorcycle crash, slip and fall, or work accident, many factors come into play when determining if you have a personal injury case. After an accident, you need to collect the following types of evidence from the scene of the accident for your attorney:

  • Police report - accident reports cover most of what happened in an accident, such as who was involved, why an accident happened, what injuries and damages were caused, and where the accident occurred
  • Other party's information - get the other party's name, address, phone number, driver's license, insurance information, and email address
  • Proof of injuries - get immediate medical attention for your injuries after an accident and make sure to stress the extent of your pain related to your injuries to all medical personell
  • Evidence from the scene of the accident - skid marks, tire tracks, photos and videos of the scene of the accident, pictures of improperly treated stairs/roads/work environments, and other factors that contributed to your injuries

In addition to the evidence above, after a personal injury accident, it is crucial to avoid giving a statement to the other party's insurance company until you have had a chance to discuss your situation with your attorney. Often, the other party's insurer will try to use the information you provide right after an accident to offer you a lower settlement for your injuries and damages, or pin some of the blame for the accident on you.

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Were you recently injured in an accident, and do not know what to collect from the scene of the accident for your lawyer? A good rule of thumb is to take as many pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, call 911 right away, document all witnesses and party's involved, and seek immediate medical treatment. The more proof there is for your attorney to go off when preparing a claim for your case, the better odds there are for recovering the maximum amount of damages for your case.

If you were injured in an accident, and need a St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer to represent your case, call or contactBurger Law at 314-542-2222 or 618-272-2222 for a free personal injury case review.