Collecting evidence from the accident scene can be very valuable later when presenting your case. Of course, it is understandable that you are injured and shaken up. However, if possible, take photographs of the vehicles involved and the accident scene. It is best if these photographs show the point of impact and the damage that was sustained by the involved vehicles. Also, any signs or signals that are in the area. Be sure to obtain the names and insurance information from all drivers/vehicles involved in the collision.
Get the names and contact information of any witnesses that saw or have information regarding the collision. If the police are present at the scene, ask the investigating officer for the police report number.
Take photographs of your injuries. These will be important in helping to document the severity of your injuries along with your pain and suffering. Keep a list of your injuries as well as the names of the doctors the provided you with care and treatment.
Keep a log or diary to write down important facts and information that can be helpful later in your case. Memories fade over time, so it is best to document things while they are fresh in your mind.
If you have questions about your legal rights or concerns about whether your injury claim is being properly handled, give Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner a call at 808-537-2525. We will be happy to discuss your case and advise you.