Vehicle Accident Evidence You Might Miss Without a Lawyer
Receiving compensation for injuries caused by a vehicle accident generally requires the gathering and presentation of evidence. Unfortunately, many injury victims are unaware of some of the types of evidence that may prove to be a crucial component of their case.
Evidence That’s Easy to Miss
Knowing that another driver caused your accident is one thing, but proving it is something else entirely. Evidence is needed to corroborate your story. An experienced attorney can strengthen your case by obtaining:
- Cell phone records. If you suspect the at-fault driver was distracted by smartphone use, phone records can prove to be valuable evidence. Unfortunately, you can’t just contact the phone company and ask for information about another person’s account. However, your attorney may be able to subpoena the relevant phone records. They might indicate the at-fault driver was texting or talking on the phone when the accident occurred may be sufficient proof to establish liability.
- Social media posts. Your attorney may be able to use social media posts found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or Snapchat to gain valuable insight into the at-fault driver’s activities. People involved in vehicle accidents sometimes make the mistake of posting information about their collision on social media. If the at-fault driver makes statements that are possibly seen as an admission of guilt, these posts can be valuable evidence in support of your claim.
- Witness statements. Vehicle accident witnesses can help piece together information about exactly what happened during the collision. Your attorney may be able to locate and contact witnesses to obtain records of their first-hand observations. These can include information about the accident location, weather and road conditions, and position and speed of the vehicles involved.
You Need an Attorney
If you’ve been injured in a vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, loss of income, and pain and suffering. You need an experienced attorney who knows how to gather the necessary evidence to support your claim. To learn more, contact the law offices of Steve M. Lee, P.C., by clicking the Live Chat button on this page.