Building a strong car accident claim can be a challenging undertaking. From cellphone records to proof of future lost earnings, there are many types of evidence that can be difficult to obtain. However, without sufficient evidence to demonstrate liability and damages, your claim could be denied, depriving you of the funds you need to pick up the pieces in the wake of this traumatic event.

As such, it’s important to act quickly as much of the evidence needed to support your claim could be time-sensitive. Thankfully, a skilled personal injury lawyer can grab the reins, investigating the accident and helping you collect the necessary proof to achieve a successful outcome.

Let’s look at some of the types of evidence that could play a role in your case:

1. Dashcam Footage

If your vehicle’s dashcam—or someone else’s—recorded footage of the accident, you should take steps to obtain and preserve such evidence to share with your attorney. Additionally, surveillance camera recordings could also help you prove liability. For instance, if videos show that the other motorist was speeding in the minutes before the accident, such footage could help demonstrate fault.

2. Eyewitness Statements

If another driver, passenger, or pedestrian saw the wreck happen, their deposition or testimony may help corroborate your version of events. As such, you should take down the names and contact details of any eyewitnesses to share with your attorney. Your lawyer might want to reach out to onlookers to determine whether their statements could help strengthen your personal injury claim.

3. Cellphone Records

If you have reason to believe that the at-fault motorist was texting while driving, their cellphone records could help show that they were using their phone just before the collision. However, call and text logs can be difficult to obtain as you will likely have to subpoena their cellphone provider to release these documents. Fortunately, a skilled personal injury attorney may be able to obtain these records on your behalf.

4. Photographs

Pictures of the accident scene could help your attorney and/or an accident reconstructionist figure out what happened. For instance, images of road markings could help demonstrate that the at-fault motorist made an illegal lane change. Alternatively, snapshots of damage to both vehicles might help show that the liable party struck you from behind. As such, if you are physically able to do so, you should use your smartphone to document the scene, taking pictures from multiple different angles and distances.

Speak to a Car Accident Attorney in Texas Today

From impeding your ability to work to saddling you with sky-high medical bills, suffering a serious injury in a car wreck can burden you with many new challenges. Fortunately, when you hire us to handle your case, you won’t have to worry about the logistics of building your personal injury claim.

At Hilliard Martinez Gonzales LLP, our car accident lawyers can help and will fight for a fair settlement. Dial 1-800-334-3298 or send us a message using our contact page HERE to request a free consultation.

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