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3 Tips for Gathering Evidence to Fight a Car Accident Case in Court

Car accident evidence is necessary to establish fault when fighting a car accident lawsuit in court. Gathering evidence to fight a car accident case in court ensures recovering compensation for damages.

Using Evidence to Prove a Car Accident Case

When fighting a car accident case in court, consider these three tips to gather proper car accident evidence:

  • Take photographs at the accident site and of the car. Visit the accident site as soon as possible (ideally, right after the accident). Take photographs of any anomalies at the site, like missing or malfunctioning traffic lights or severely damaged roads. Also take photographs of the vehicles involved to record the extent of damages.
  • Gather eyewitness information. Locate eyewitnesses of the accident and collect their contact information. Police or accident victims can ask them to provide a statement regarding the facts of the case, which can help establish liability.
  • Prepare diagrams that describe the accident vividly. Preparing diagrams that demonstrate the circumstances of the accident may help establish fault and liability.

Collecting car accident evidence that helps you fight a car accident case in court and emerge victorious can be quite challenging for a layman, not to mention someone who has yet to recover from accident trauma. Most car accident victims in Clarksburg, W.V., choose to take advice from a personal injury attorney.

Author Bio

Tim Miley is the Founder of Miley Legal Accident Injury Lawyers, a West Virginia personal injury law firm he formed in 2006. With more than 30 years of experience in personal injury law, he is dedicated to representing clients in a wide range of personal injury cases, including car accidents, trucking accidents, motorcycle accidents, brain injuries, wrongful death, and other personal injury matters.

Tim received his Juris Doctor from Duquesne University and is a member of the West Virginia State Bar and the Harrison County Bar Association. He has helped his clients win more than $10 million in personal injury verdicts and settlements and has further served the people of West Virginia by filling legislative roles in the state’s government since 2004.

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