We always say that Michigan is a no-fault State. This is a fact.
In some instances, people who have been in an accident often forget the fact that they still need evidence for their insurance company to go after the one who is at fault.
Whatever you decide to do, make sure that you preserve your evidence. Digital evidence such as a photo or a video can be used by your lawyer to protect your rights as well as the rights of all parties involved.
Take Pictures of the Car Crash
When you are in a car crash, one thing that you should always take a picture of is that of the car crash. Pictures of the cars should include the following:
- The car collision – before having the cars removed in the middle of the busy road or before the cops come, make sure that you have a photo of the car crash. It shows the initial damage and you would have evidence to keep. The photo of the car crash should include the skid marks, the broken glass, any property damage, and any road defect that arose from the car crash.
- Landscape – take a picture of what happened beyond the car crash. Do not just focus on the crash itself but show the surroundings of the crash. This is an important part of the car crash evidence that you should gather.
Pictures of your Injury
If you have an injury, you should take pictures of it. If your passenger or the other party has an injury, you should take a picture of it. When there is debris, broken glass, or any property damage, you should expect that the injuries sustained by the other party may also need some attending to.
Video of the other driver
If you think that the other driver is impaired or under the influence, you should take a video of him or her. You should make sure that you check the demeanor of the other party.
In this part, make sure that you will take a lot of caution when approaching the other party. Remember that you should be polite and that you should avoid a confrontation at all costs. Take the information of the other party and do not be afraid of what could happen.
Get the contact information of the other driver and witnesses
Make sure that you get the contact information of the other driver as well as the witnesses that you may need to work with. As we have discussed in the article Questions To Ask A Car Accident Witness, you should easily be able to grasp how you can talk to any potential witness.
Contact Your Lawyer Today
If you have an insurance claim that you need assistance with or you suffered an injury from the accident, you should contact us today. A lawyer can help you get started with your claim. A lawyer at Haque Legal will see to it that your needs are met from the beginning to the end of the proceedings. You are always in good hands with Haque Legal and what it has to offer.
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