By The Perazzo Law Firm
Following a car accident, it is important to gather information regarding the road and weather conditions at the time of the crash and subsequent medical treatment that may be necessary. It is important to pay attention to your surroundings to determine who may have been a potential witness to a crash. Many private residences and commercial establishments have surveillance cameras which may have recorded the accident providing an easy way to prove who was at fault. It is also important to take note of the first responders, including names and vehicle numbers. Over time, a tremendous amount of information may simply be forgotten making proving a case more complicated. It is also important to track your medical treatment and physical therapy in order to be able to prove the full extent of the damages and injuries suffered.
At the same time, the insurance companies and their lawyers will be collecting information on the victim of a car accident as well. From the very first moment when a representative of an insurance company contacts you, they have begun their investigation.