If you have recently been hurt in a vehicle crash anywhere in San Diego, there’s a good chance that you’re feeling the mounting stress of the situation. Medical bills alone can add unnecessary stress. What follows are three main reasons you want to be sure to document evidence after a major car accident.
It Helps You Recall the Accident
In the moment, it’s hard to remember details. If you don’t document evidence, things can get fuzzy very quickly. This is because adrenaline is coursing through your body after a wreck happens and this can make it hard to remember things down the line. When you need to reflect back or job your memory, pictures or videos can be very helpful.
It May Be Needed by Your Insurance Company
Your insurance company may need to see this information or ask for it when you file your claim. Rather than finding out too late that you needed it, it’s a good idea to make sure you have it upfront. Keep a copy for yourself and a version for the insurance carrier.
Your Lawyer Wants to See It
Your lawyer may be able to pull out relevant information for you about your situation by looking at the evidence. The evidence may help to support how you argue the accident happened. This is is why it’s so important to document evidence, since there are many purposes that the same evidence can serve for you now and in the future. Make sure you back up all your information in case something happens to your phone.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines