What evidence should I gather after a head-on collision?

Being involved in a head-on collision can be a traumatic experience that can result in serious injuries and significant damages. If you have been involved in a head-on crash, it is essential to gather as much evidence as possible to support your case. The evidence you gather can help you prove the other driver’s fault and the extent of your injuries and damages. When possible, here are some pieces of evidence that you should gather after a being hit head on:

  1. Contact information: Collect the names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of everyone involved in the accident, including witnesses. This information will be important to your attorney when he or she investigates your claim. If police come to the scene, they should obtain most of this information.
  2. Photographs: Take photographs of the accident scene, including the damage to the vehicles, the location of the vehicles, the road conditions, and any traffic signs or signals in the area.
  3. Driver’s Exchange: If police come to the scene, they should provide a copy of the driver’s exchange, which includes information about the drivers involved.  The police report may not be available for several days or weeks.  The police report contains  important details about the accident, including the date and time of the accident, the names of the parties involved, and the names of any witnesses.  If you choose to hire an attorney, your attorney will obtain a copy of the police report on your behalf.
  4. Medical records: If you were injured in the accident, obtain copies of your medical records, including hospital records, doctor’s notes, and test results. These records will show the extent of your injuries and the treatment you received. If you hire an attorney, he or she will order your medical records, unless you’d like to provide them yourself.  Repair estimates: Obtain estimates from a mechanic or repair shop for the cost of repairing your vehicle. This information will help your attorney calculate the damages to your vehicle.

It is important to remember that you should never admit fault or discuss the accident with anyone other than your attorney or insurance company (if you choose not to hire an attorney). We strongly suggest you allow  your attorney to handle the legal issues.

If you have been involved in a head-on collision, contact The Ruth Law Team to speak with an attorney who can help you with your case. Our attorneys have years of experience representing clients in personal injury cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call us today at (888) 783-8378 to schedule a free consultation.

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Please note that the answers to each question may vary depending on the specific facts of your case, and it is always best to consult with an attorney to get more accurate information. Also, this is general information and not legal advice.