Sometimes after a Central Florida car accident, the victim is too injured or incapacitated to move or speak, let alone adhere to the suggested “dos” and “don’ts” for victims of serious crashes.
On the other hand, in instances where you or an uninjured passenger are able to safely move about, collecting evidence at the scene of a car accident may prove invaluable in a Florida injury claim.
Just be certain that in your efforts to gather evidence at the scene of your Central Florida car accident, that you do not place yourself or anyone else in danger or impede police efforts to secure the area.
Listed below are some of the types of evidence that your Central Florida car accident lawyer may find useful when building a Florida injury claim.
- your own written account of how the accident occurred (write it as soon as you are able);
- photographs of the accident scene (including damage to the vehicles, skid marks, debris, road conditions, road signs, etc.);
- photos of your injuries;
- names and contact information for the other drivers and all witnesses;
- the official police report of the Central Florida car accident; and
- all damaged property (including torn clothing, wrecked vehicle, etc.).
Some of the above can be collected at the scene of the crash, while some of it will be acquired at a later time. As the weeks progress, the evidence associated with your accident and resultant Florida injury claim will likely accumulate and include things such as medical bills, doctor’s notes, correspondence with insurance companies and pay stubs documenting your lost wages. All of this should be organized and presented to your Central Florida car accident lawyer in a timely fashion.
To learn more about what you should and should not do after a car crash in Central Florida, you can visit our article library or speak with an attorney for more personalized guidance.
Contacting a Central Florida Car Accident Lawyer
A Central Florida car accident lawyer at Lilly, O’Toole & Brown can help you sort through the often overwhelming issues that may present themselves in the course of a Florida injury claim. We are committed to protecting your best interests and helping you collect the damages you and your family need and deserve to move on with your lives. That’s why we provide additional information in this FREE, online brochure: Auto Accidents: What to Do and What Not to Do. Contact our firm today to schedule your consultation; 863-533-5525.