If you have been injured in an accident, you probably feel that the responsibility clearly falls on the other driver. After all, you were at the scene of the accident and experienced what happened directly. But for courts, however, finding fault is much more complicated. Courts need evidence to back-up your claim before ruling in your favor.
The dedicated personal injury associates at Murphy & Garner, LLC have years of experience accumulating evidence to bolster their clients’ cases. Here are a few of the most valuable pieces of evidence to have in your car accident case.
Your personal injury case can easily become a battle of “he said,” “she said” with the other driver. This is why third-party witness testimony from those at the scene of your accident can be so important. The more people who can give firsthand accounts of what occurred, the easier it will be to decide your case. It is critical to write down the names, phone numbers and addresses of any witnesses present at the time of your accident.
As officers of the law, the police enjoy a great deal of reputability as witnesses in a courtroom. This is why police reports are so important to your case. When they arrive to your accident, police typical take notes on all aspects of the scene like the location of other vehicles, their license plate numbers, and any injuries sustained. The police will also interview witnesses and those involved directly in the accident. The police report provides a comprehensive illustration of the events prior to, during and after the collision as well as the location of the accident. Accordingly, the police report is one of the most important pieces of evidence to have.
It is not uncommon for personal injury cases to suffer from a lack of physical evidence recovered from the crime scene. However, one piece of evidence will likely be critical to your case: the evidence of damage to your vehicle. This evidence can show where your vehicle was struck, the severity of the damage, and may provide a number of clues surrounding the circumstances of the collision. For instance, if the other driver claims they did not hit you, the damages to your car can prove otherwise.
At Murphy & Garner, LLC our Georgia personal injury attorneys understand that someone else’s negligence shouldn’t be your financial burden. When you are injured, you need reimbursement for your medical expenses and compensation for your pain. Our attorneys fight for people injured in all types of accidents, and can help you protect your rights.
The attorneys at Murphy & Garner, LLC offer free consultations for injured people. To set up your appointment, call (678) 563-1584 today.