The aftermath of a car wreck is often painful, stressful, and confusing. It’s even worse if the other driver refuses to take responsibility for their negligence. They may be doing everything they can to avoid paying out for the injuries and expenses you’ve accrued.
At The Kindley Firm, APC, we know investigating your car accident alone is tough. Here’s how we’re prepared to help you get the answers you need during a car accident investigation.
The first step your lawyer will take to investigate your accident is to report the car accident to the insurers and examine your policy. Some of them are written in plain language and easy for anyone to understand, but others can be very complicated and filled with legal jargon.
Insurance policies are specific and outline exactly what is covered under a particular policy and what is not. When reporting your accident and understanding what your insurer will cover, you and your lawyer need to know the following:
Details such as weather conditions and damage to public infrastructure like missing street signs or potholes can also be presented as evidence. The more information you give your attorney to negotiate with the insurance company or defend you in court, the better your chance of success.
Gathering evidence will be a key part of the investigation of your claim. In the early stages of an injury claim, lawyers gather evidence to support your claim. This can include:
Witness testimony is one of the most important types of evidence. In many car accident cases, law enforcement officers will conduct their own investigation and interview all relevant witnesses. This usually happens soon after an accident occurs.
Your lawyer will also get testimony from witnesses so they can build their own investigative file on your case. Your attorney may also hire an accident reconstructionist or obtain expert medical opinions to support your claim.
Accident reconstructionists use forensic evidence to piece together exactly what happened, and expert medical witnesses give medical opinions on how your injuries are affecting you. Both can testify at trial if needed.
An experienced lawyer will know how to identify the proper defendants in your case and protect your legal rights after a car accident by using the many tools at their disposal. At The Kindley Firm, APC, we’re prepared to investigate your lawsuit, gathering evidence and helping you understand the laws, policies, and evidence that can impact your claim.
You don’t have to face this alone. Reach out for a free consultation, and your lawyer will guide you from investigation to results. Call 619-550-1313 or contact us through the following online contact form to learn how a proper car accident investigation can help you win your case.