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In this highly technological age, you can use your cellphone or another device to record videos and pictures.

What proof can I provide after being involved in a car accident?

In this highly technological age, you can use your cellphone or another device to record videos and pictures. You can even take a short video of a witness saying what they saw and providing their contact information. I have found that once witnesses leave the scene, they are less likely to want to get involved in any claim, so getting them to state what they saw while still at the scene can be critical.

Pictures are truly valuable in a car accident case. Get as many as you can of all the vehicles involved in the crash, where they ended up, the site of the collision, skidmarks, road debris, traffic signs, and signals. You might even take pictures of your injuries and those of others if you had passengers in your vehicle at the time of the accident. It’s important to do this if you can, as once you have left the crash site, it gets cleaned up and evidence is lost.

Just remember that if you are seriously hurt, there may be some limitations on what you can do. If you can still take pictures or videos, do so. If you have a dashcam onboard or some other device that was operating at the time of the crash, make sure the police know about it and that your car accident attorney sees it as soon as possible. 

If you are badly hurt, you need to be taken to the hospital. When there, take pictures of your injuries before and after treatment. Also, keep a record of what was said and what you need to do to recover. You can use your phone for this as well. The most important thing to remember though is that you need to see a doctor and be assessed no matter if you do not have serious injuries or not. 

Various injuries can go undetected until they start to manifest themselves, such as whiplash, concussions, brain injuries, and internal organ damage. If you do not see a doctor after being in a crash, the insurance company is going to give you a hard time and suggest your injuries were not all that bad, that your injuries happened after the accident, or that you had pre-existing injuries. 

The point of the insurance company giving you a rough time about your car accident claim has to do with them wanting to protect the insurance company’s financial bottom line. They want to pay you as little as they can for your claim. This is why you want solid information, pictures, videos, medical assessment and treatment, and a skilled car accident attorney.

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