What Information Do You Need to Collect After a Car Accident in Arizona?

An auto accident can be devastating, and catastrophic injuries can occur as a result of a negligent motorist. When it comes to proving liability after an accident, gathering the right evidence to support your insurance claim is crucial.

If you were involved in an automobile accident and you’re planning on pursuing compensation, the following pieces of evidence will help strengthen your claim and improve your chances of receiving the compensation you deserve.

Accident Photographs

Photos of the crash site– After a car crash, if you were severely injured and unable to visit the collision scene, have a friend or family member visit the crash site and take photos of the road, traffic signs and/or lights, debris on the road, skid marks, and anything else that could have contributed to the crash, such as potholes.

Photos of your injuries-Take photos of your injuries as soon as possible, then take photos of your injuries daily, as they heal.

Photos of vehicle damage and other personal property damage-At the crash scene, take photos of your vehicle from different angles before you drop it off to be repaired. If anything in your vehicle was damaged, such as your phone, laptop, or stereo, take photos of that as well.

Obtain the Crash Report

A collision report also referred to as a crash report, or accident report is a crucial piece of evidence that can strengthen your case. These reports are filled out by law enforcement officers who respond to an accident. The report contains important information, such as:

  • The names and contact details for each party involved
  • A diagram of the auto crash site
  • Witness statements and contact information
  • Insurance policy information
  • Driver’s license numbers
  • Vehicle registration
  • Vehicle plate numbers
  • Any citations issued for traffic violations
  • A description of injuries and vehicle damage/personal property damage
  • The police officer’s accident investigation findings, including which driver they believed was at-fault and how the accident occurred

And other information that your attorney can use to prove negligence.

Medical Records

If you’re pursuing compensation for your injuries, you need to gather documentation that can prove the severity of your injuries. You will need to obtain documentation from your treating physicians, including physical therapists, and other specialists. You should also keep all of the records you receive from your treating physicians, including test results, imaging test results, visit summaries, prescriptions, and other documents.

Injury Documentation

After an accident, keep a journal of your injuries, including your pain level. If you have any complications, such as infection, or you require surgery, etc., you must document this as well. Providing these journal entries can help prove the severity and extent of your injuries.

What Should I Do If an Insurance Company Refuses to Offer a Fair Settlement or Denies My Claim?

Many auto accident victims put off contacting an attorney or believe they don’t need one. However, insurance companies can be very difficult to negotiate with and in most cases, they will not offer a settlement that’s fair. Ideally, you should contact a car accident lawyer as soon as possible after an accident, to protect your claim and ensure you receive maximum compensation for your injuries and other damages.

If you have been going through the insurance claims process alone and have hit a wall with settlement negotiations, contact a car accident lawyer from the Ferguson Law Group today to schedule a free case review. Working with an attorney can significantly increase your chances of receiving the settlement you deserve. Lawyers, just like insurance claims adjusters, are skilled negotiators. At the Ferguson Law Group, our attorneys have extensive experience negotiating with insurance companies and investigating auto accident cases. We can build a strong case that will prove the other driver was negligent and should be held accountable for your damages.

Contact the Auto Accident Attorneys at the Ferguson Law Group Today to Schedule Your Free, No-Obligation Consultation

Car accidents can cause emotional stress and may result in severe injuries that can leave you with steep medical bills and lost wages from work. If you were injured in a car accident that was not your fault, you need an experienced accident attorney in your corner. Contact the Ferguson Law Group today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a skilled, knowledgeable personal injury attorney. At your consultation, make sure you bring the evidence you’ve gathered so our legal team can review it and discuss the best way to proceed with your case.
At the Ferguson Law Group, we know how challenging life can be after a collision, especially if you were severely injured and now you’re unable to return to work. We want to help you through this difficult time and guide you through this complex legal process. Our attorneys will handle every aspect of your case, keep you updated on the progress, and take on the insurance company to fight for the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule your free case review.