If you have been injured in a car accident and you notify both the police and your attorney, there will be a car accident investigation at the crash site to determine what exactly happened and who was the liable party. After a car accident, it is important to act fast so that evidence is not lost and witnesses—if there are any—don’t forget what happened. However, the police and your attorney are not the only ones responsible for documenting the crash; you should also collect as much evidence as possible if you are physically able to do so. Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
Car Accident Investigation | Collecting Evidence
When we receive a call from a person who was involved in a collision or some other accident, our first questions are, “Did you get photographs? Is the scene the way it was? What happened to the vehicles? Where are the vehicles?” We want to obtain pictures of the vehicles right away, and we want to make sure the vehicles’ black boxes are preserved. The best time for us to get involved with an investigation is immediately; we want to see things in exactly the condition they were at the time of the accident. We can only see the condition of the location of the accident if someone takes photographs.
Car Accident Investigation | Witness Statements
When it comes to automobile claims, memories can become unreliable. People who may have witnessed an accident may provide one version of events a day after the accident but make an entirely different claim several months later. In these cases, the devil is in the details, and every aspect of the case must be solid before litigation can begin. The investigation stage is critical, and that makes it imperative for people to contact their attorneys as soon as they are able.
If you have been injured in an automobile wreck and need legal advice regarding a car accident investigation, please contact our Buffalo personal injury lawyers today to schedule a free consultation.