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Auto accident victim
Auto accidents occur everyday.
They can cause injuries that range from bumps and
bruises to brain injuries and even death. When
negligent drivers cause accidents, the injuries
incurred can be held against the negligent party so
long as negligence can be proven in court.
In building an auto accident case
it is important to be able to recreate what occurred.
This includes presenting information about the
circumstances such as the color of the street light.
weather conditions and any other
factors that in one way or another contributed to the
accident. Much of the information necessary for a case
should be gathered as soon as possible after the
accident. The following will contain necessary
information to collect and procedures to follow after an
Immediately after an accident, if
possible, check to make sure all the passengers
of your car are fine. If you have a camera, try to
photograph the accident scene from different angles prior
to moving the cars (only if safe). Also, try to write
down everything about the accident you can to help
reconstruct it later. Keep in mind that anything you
say after the accident is admissible in court. If
possible, move the cars off to the side of the road, but
don’t leave the scene of the accident. Make sure to
warn oncoming traffic of the accident site via hazard
lights and flares. Do not stand in front of or
in back of your car, as this can lead to other cars that
do not see the accident site to hit you causing severe
injury, even death.
Make sure to exchange vital
information with other drivers and witnesses. Get their
names, addresses, phone numbers, and drivers license
numbers. Write down the models, types, colors, and
description for all cars in the accident. In
addition, ask for the insurance companies and policy
numbers for all the involved drivers. Also, make
sure to write down the comments of any witnesses regarding the car accident.
Make sure you seek medical
attention for any injuries that you received as a result
of the accident as soon as possible. This way any
claim of injury cannot be refuted by saying that the
injury occurred between the time of the accident and the
One should call the
police if anyone has been injured or if there is
property damage. Remember, not all injuries will be apparent immediately.
example, back injuries tend to show themselves within
weeks after the incident. One should request a copy of
the police report whether or not it corroborates your
story, because it will be important for your case.
Sometimes injuries occur because of
reasons outside the impact itself. For
example, a car defect may lead to or be the causing
factor of one or more injuries incurred during an
accident. Defective parts or
poorly designed cars may also lead to unnecessary
injuries that were not the direct result of the crash
itself. The following is a list of the common situations
that may lead to and can cause car accident injuries: