Any auto accident, even one that seems minor, can cause severe injuries. Victims can experience trauma that leaves them with long-term disabilities, including back injuries, head injuries, and memory loss.
Victims must take the correct measures to receive proper compensation for their injuries and losses. This involves contacting the police, filing a report, getting medical help and talking to insurers.
However, one simple yet crucial step in making a successful car accident claim that many forget due to shock is gathering photographic evidence.
When the driver at fault refuses to take responsibility
One thing that can help victims get the compensation they deserve is to take photographic evidence of the accident. This additional evidence can be extra helpful if the other driver refuses to accept responsibility for the accident.
Photos of your injuries and vehicular damage are also useful when the driver at fault claims that the accident was not as serious as reported.
When photos of the accident are insufficient
If you think the photos are insufficient to solidify your claim, you can check for dash cam recordings from your car or those near the accident scene. This can provide a record of events that took place even before the accident. For instance, a dash cam recording might prove that the driver at fault was driving while distracted, which caused the accident.
With motor vehicle accidents, you will come across multiple challenges. Not only will you deal with drivers refusing to take responsibility, but you will also face insurers who will try to privately settle with you so they can pay you less than you deserve.
To overcome these challenges, you must know your legal options to protect your rights. Having a knowledgeable legal advocate by your side can help you go through the claiming process while protecting your rights.