3 Tips to Get the Most Out of Your Car Accident Case
A car accident can change your life in ways that you may have never realized. It can affect your ability to work, do the hobbies and leisure activities that you used to love, and whether you can upkeep your home. It can even affect how you interact with your family and friends.
If your car accident was caused by someone else, you might be able to assert a legal claim against that person. A legal claim can help you address healthcare expenses, fill in gaps for lost wages, and a lot more.
How Do You Get Money from a Car Accident Claim?
Getting the money that you deserve after a car accident can be difficult, however. You have to prove that you are entitled to the funds by showing that the car accident was someone else’s fault (in whole or in part) and that you actually suffered the losses you are claiming.
What Can I Do to Get the Most Out of My Car Accident Case?
Your attorney will help you gather the evidence and information that you need to present your case. But there are steps that you can take to help you get the most out of your car accident claim.
Gather information at the scene of the accident.
Most people realize that they should get the other person’s contact information at the scene of the accident. However, there is a lot more than you can do at the scene to start building your legal case.
Take pictures of the damage and where the accident occurred. Talk to any potential witnesses to see what they heard or saw, and be sure to get their contact information as well.
Call the police.
You should always report the accident to the police. In fact, you may be required to report the accident if there are injuries in many areas. In Calgary, for example, you must report an accident if the damage to a vehicle exceeds more than $2,000. In some cases, you risk admitting that the accident is not serious if you do not contact law enforcement.
Get medical attention.
As part of your legal case, you will have to prove that your injuries are related to the accident. If you wait to get medical attention, causation for your damages becomes harder to prove.
At Amery Law, we understand the information you need to gather to present your case, and we can help. Contact us today for more information.