What is the Best Way to Collect Evidence After a Personal Injury Occurs in Georgia

At Dermer Appel Ruder, our Norcross personal injury attorneys understand the confusion surrounding any negligent incident that leaves our fellow Georgia residents injured.

Whether the injuries occur during a traffic collision, construction accident, or slip and fall incident, the party who caused our clients harm must be held accountable for their negligent actions or inaction.

To successfully pursue a claim for our client’s damages, our Gwinnett County personal injury lawyers must present the necessary supporting evidence to the insurance company that requires its representative to negotiate with our team — instead of denying the claim.

Here, we discuss a few vital evidence-collection tips to help build a solid personal injury case.

Evidence After a Personal Injury in Georgia

Contact the Authorities or the Person in Charge

If you were injured in a Georgia traffic accident, call 911 and remain at the crash scene (if your injuries allow) until the police arrive. Once the police report is filed, our attorneys can request a copy and review the accident details, including statements from involved parties and witnesses.

If you were injured on public or private property — including a retail store, entertainment venue, or a friend’s home — because of unsafe conditions, negligent security, or a dog bite or attack, contact the supervisor or police, depending on the circumstances, to ensure an accident report is completed, citing how and why the incident occurred. If the manager or supervisor refuse to complete an accident or incident report we recommend that you obtain as much information on your own as n possibles. Use the camera on your phone to photograph the scene and to document the hazard that caused your injury. Try to obtain the names and contact information of any witnesses in the immediate vicinity of the incident

Thoroughly Document the Scene & Collect Vital Details

If your injuries allow, or if you have a friend or family member there who can help, take photographs and videos of the accident scene, your injuries, property damage, and any contributing factors that led to the incident occurring.

Obtain contact information from the at-fault driver, including their vehicle and insurance information (when applicable) and witnesses who can provide statements about what they saw or heard. Their testimonies can be valuable in supporting your case.

Once you have obtained any evidence, please do not alter or destroy it. This includes not repairing damaged property or discarding torn clothing. Maintain the evidence in its original condition.

Get Medical Help Immediately

Any incident that leads to injuries will send overwhelming adrenaline through the body to help protect it. Unfortunately, it can also keep you from understanding how injured you are. This is dangerous and can put your overall well-being at risk.

Seek medical care immediately after leaving the injury scene to ensure your injuries are identified and a treatment plan is implemented. Follow all your physicians’ instructions, including taking time away from work to heal and attending all follow-up appointments. Your health should be your top priority.

Keep all medical bills, receipts, and treatment records, including doctor’s notes, test results, and prescriptions. Maintain a journal or diary documenting your injuries, symptoms, medical appointments, and any changes in your daily life due to the injury. If your injury has caused you to miss work, keep records of lost wages, benefits, and any supporting documentation regarding your time away.

This will help establish the extent of your damages and how they have impacted your quality of life during the healing process or if your injuries are permanent.

Contact Our Skilled Personal Injury Lawyers in Norcross, Georgia, for Help

Remember that every Georgia personal injury case is unique, and it is essential to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can provide legal advice tailored to your specific circumstances.

Contact our DAR personal injury attorneys in Norcross by calling (404)-892-8884 or online. We can help you gather and preserve the necessary evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and guide you through the legal process precisely so you can confidently regain control of your life.

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