Sometimes insurance companies deny car accident claims based on a lack of evidence to show which party was at fault for causing the accident. When liability (fault) is an issue in a car accident case, it is important to quickly identify and gather evidence to piece together how the accident occurred.
One of the first things we do when we are hired for a car accident case is to identify the evidence available. While the police report is not itself evidence, it typically contains very useful information, including a description of the accident, the identification of witnesses, and even diagrams of the wreck.
When we need more information as to how the accident occurred, we may visit the accident scene and take photos of the scene, and of any tire marks or debris. We also consider the damage to the vehicles and sometimes use an expert to download “black box” data from the vehicles.
Witness statements are also very important, and we may contact witnesses to better understand what they saw. In this day and age of modern technology, we also assess if there is any video of the accident, such as from a dash cam or other surveillance nearby.
Have You Been Injured In A Covington Area Car Accident?
If you've been hurt in a car accident you need to speak with an experienced car accident attorney as soon as possible. Please contact me online or call my Covington office directly at 985.590.6182 to schedule your free consultation today. I help clients throughout Louisiana including Mandeville, Slidell, Bogalusa, Franklinton, Hammond, New Orleans and Metairie.>