WHAT DOES MY ATTORNEY DO DURING A CAR ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION?
Posted on Friday, November 11th, 2016 at 1:15 am
Every car accident case is different, even if the collision was the result of a common reason for accidents such as failing to yield the right-of-way. Conducting a comprehensive accident investigation is important to identify and secure key evidence we can use to recover compensation for your injuries. Below are some of the steps we take when investigating a traffic accident.
Review Police Report
Police reports are not considered evidence in a car accident case; however, they do provide information we can use during our accident investigation. Furthermore, even though we cannot use the officer’s findings as evidence because he is only reporting what you and others told him upon arriving at the accident scene, we want all the other information to be correct because it may become part of the record.
We can use anything the officer personally witnessed as evidence. Therefore, we review the accident report carefully for mistakes so those can be corrected now before the mistakes cause a problem in your case. Then we use the remaining information to begin our independent accident investigation.
Examining the physical evidence from a car accident scene is an important part of our investigation. We want to take measurements, note the location of traffic signals and road signs, note any items that can block a driver’s view, and note any skid marks or other evidence that can help determine who was at fault for the collision.
In addition to examining the physical evidence at the accident scene, we also examine the damage to the vehicles. The location and severity of the damage can also help prove which driver caused the collision.
The main objective of our investigation is to find evidence that the other driver caused the collision. We must prove the other driver caused the collision to recover compensation for your injuries.
Eyewitnesses are extremely important in a car accident case. An eyewitness’s testimony is very effective in a trial. In some cases, we may conduct a search for eyewitnesses who may not have stopped at the accident scene but who can provide valuable information and testimony regarding how the accident happened.
In addition to proving the other driver caused the crash, we must prove that you suffered damages because of the crash. We use your medical records to prove that your injuries are the result of the crash. We also use the medical records to prove the severity of the injuries and the likelihood you may have future damages from the accident.
If fault is disputed, an accident reconstructionist can help prove the other driver caused the collision. The accident reconstructionist is an expert who uses the evidence from a car accident to “reconstruct” the collision. By doing so, we can show the other driver’s actions resulted in the collision. Having a visual reproduction of how the accident occurred can be very convincing in a trial.
Call A Sacramento Car Accident Attorney For Help
Call A Sacramento Car Accident Attorney For Help You need an experienced attorney working on your case from the beginning. If you do not preserve evidence, it can disappear. Our Sacramento car accident attorneys aggressively investigate each accident to determine the cause and gather evidence to prove the other driver is at fault.
Call our office for a free legal consultation. You can reach Tiemann Law Firm by calling (916) 999-9000 or by chatting with a representative on our website. We want to protect your rights and help you recover a fair settlement for your accident claim.