Your attorney will want to know all the details of what happened to you, including how the accident happened, what type of injuries you suffered, and the losses those injuries have caused you. Documents that will help your attorney build the case against the at-fault party include:
- Police Report: The police report provides an independent and unbiased account of the details of the crash, as well as the names and statements of any witnesses.
- Crash Site Photos: Having photos of the crash site can be very valuable for your cases. If you are physically unable to take the photos, have a family member or friend take photos. It is critical to obtain those photos as soon as possible following the crash. Take photos of skid marks, damage to your vehicle (and the other party’s vehicle if taking photos immediately following the crash). It is also a good idea to get photos of any landmarks and factors that may have contributed to the crash.
- Medical Records: Bring all of the medical records, as well as any medical bills, you have received for treatment of your injuries.
- Witness Statements: If you were able to obtain statements from witnesses, your attorney may be able to use those to help with your case.