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

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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.

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Written by
Tim Miley
Tim Miley is the founder of The Miley Legal Group. After earning his undergraduate degree in finance at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX, Tim attended Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, where he received his Juris Doctorate. Tim is admitted to practice in all courts in West Virginia and is currently a member of the American Association for Justice, the West Virginia American Association for Justice, the West Virginia Bar Association and the Harrison County Bar Association.
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