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Learning more about taking evidence after a car accident

On Behalf of | Oct 26, 2018 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

If you have been involved in a car accident in Illinois, there are two main reasons why it is important that you preserve evidence at the scene. First, you need to have evidence that makes it possible for you to defend yourself. Secondly, it is important that you collect evidence that another party was at fault for the incident if this is the case.

There are many things that you can do in order to ensure that enough useful evidence is collected. The following are some of the most commonly asked questions around evidence collection.

What types of evidence should I collect at the scene?

If you are not injured after the accident, you should make sure to exchange details with all people involved. This will include names, addresses, insurance information and driver’s license numbers. In addition, you should take as many photos as you can of the positioning of the vehicles as well as the damage to the vehicles.

What types of evidence should I collect once I have left the scene?

In order to make an insurance claim for any physical or emotional damages, it is a good idea to visit a doctor after a car accident, even if you feel well. You should make sure that you keep all invoices from medical providers so that you can claim them back through insurance.

Should I admit fault if I believe I’m to blame?

It is always best to let the investigation be conducted without admitting or denying fault. Even if you think you are at fault, you may not be. If you have been involved in a car accident in Illinois, it’s a good idea to learn how the insurance process works.