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3 types of evidence to use in a car accident claim

On Behalf of | Apr 8, 2024 | Insurance

Individuals who suffer injuries from car accidents sometimes don’t get the settlement they need for a full recovery. This is where strengthening a claim becomes crucial. Certain pieces of evidence are needed for a strong claim in case an insurer prioritizes their interests over the claimant’s.

It’s important to understand what these are to ensure a well-supported claim.

All types of documentation

The foundation of any strong claim lies in thorough documentation. This includes:

  1. Medical records
  2. Repair bills or quotes
  3. Receipts for any other accident-related expenses
  4. Any correspondence with the insurance company

These moving pieces can help support a car accident claim’s overall strength and credibility.

Police reports and eyewitness accounts

Police reports often form one of the first pieces of evidence used in car accident claims in Florida. These reports contain the responding officer’s observations, statements from those involved and any witnesses. Sometimes, the report may even include the officer’s opinion on who was at fault.

Witness testimonies can also serve as powerful evidence. Often, third-party bystanders provide essential details that complete the story of the accident. Statements from individuals who witnessed the accident can help paint a picture of what exactly happened and who was to blame for the accident.

Pictures and videos

Visual evidence such as pictures as well as videos can vividly describe the accident scene. Pictures of the vehicle damage, road conditions and injuries can be strong evidence.

With the increasing use of dashcams and surveillance cameras, video footage may also be available and can provide a real-time account of the accident.

Legal counsel

In an era when insurance companies often put their interests before those of claimants, it’s crucial to have a strong claim backed by solid evidence. This can significantly improve the chances of those injured receiving a fair settlement. That settlement from a successful claim can help cover medical bills, vehicle repairs, and other costs related to the accident.

However, remember, each case is unique. Consulting with a legal professional can help claimants better understand their specific situation.