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Evidence to Gather After an Accident

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed after a car accident, especially if you sustained injuries. However, it’s important to gather evidence. A police report is helpful but can miss some details. Here is the evidence you need to collect after a car accident.

Basic at-the-scene information

Your insurance company likely provides a post-accident checklist. Print that checklist and ensure it’s in your glovebox, or find it in your company’s app. It can be vital if you have an accident and feel flustered.

Soon after the accident, be sure to write down or record the following:

    • Years, makes, models, and plate numbers of the vehicles
    • Full name and license numbers of involved drivers
    • Names and contact information of witnesses
    • Collision details
    • Police information (names and badge numbers)
    • Location and any road or weather conditions
    • Ambulance information
    • Tow truck information
    • Descriptions of any injuries or pain

You can record this information however you like. Some people prefer to write things down, while others create voice memos on their phones. The important part is to document these items while your memory is still fresh.


Another way to document accident evidence is photos. You can take pictures even when you feel shaken, so they are an easy way to record details.

Consider taking pictures of:

    • Signs and intersections
    • The vehicles’ positions before moving them to safety
    • Damage to all vehicles
    • Obvious injuries, like cuts and bruises
    • Skid marks
    • Road conditions and debris
    • Contributing conditions, like obscured stop signs

Once you secure this evidence, consider hiring an attorney so you can focus on recovering from your injuries. The auto accident attorneys at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh in Bradenton, FL, can help. Call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your options.

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