Gathering evidence of your vehicle crash can help your claim

Motor vehicle crashes can leave people suffering from many injuries. When you file your accident claim, it is wise to have evidence that proves you did not cause the crash and that you suffered an injury.

If possible, gather evidence yourself at the accident scene, but if your injuries are severe, have someone collect it on your behalf. Do not put off needed medical attention to get evidence.

Why is it important?

If your insurance company denies your claim or offers an insufficient settlement, crash evidence can help you prove your claim. Hard evidence often can make a difference in how much financial compensation you get after a car or truck accident.

Types of evidence to save

You should collect and protect anything that shows how the crash happened and that you did not cause it. Examples include:

Pictures of the accident scene: Take photos of tire marks, accident debris, and any weather conditions affecting the roadway (snow, rain, leaves, etc.). Weather-related photos help prove fault if the other driver was going too fast for conditions.

Videos of the scene are even better: If you have a smartphone or camera, take a complete 360-degree video of the crash scene. As above, try to capture clear video images of tire marks and other accident evidence.

Pictures of your injuries: When possible, have someone take photos of your injuries. You should record bruises, cuts and any other harm you did not have before the motor vehicle accident.

Photos of property damage: You also need to photograph all property damage your vehicle suffered in the crash. If personal items inside your car were damaged, take pictures of those as well.

It’s wise to learn more about Kentucky car accident compensation laws. Increasing your knowledge of the law helps you identify other steps to take that could improve your accident claim.


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