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Documents Your Attorney Will Want to See After an Accident

Car accidents can be frightening and stressful. There are many things that need to be done after an automobile accident including getting any necessary repairs to your vehicle done as well as going to any medical appointments for injuries sustained in the accident. There is a lot on a person’s mind following a motor vehicle accident, which can be overwhelming. Even though there are many things to take care of following an accident, one thing you should remain aware of  is the documents which will be important, especially if you plan on pursuing a claim against the other driver.

Here are some of the documents that will be important following an auto accident:

  1.  Your automobile insurance policy. Your insurance policy is important for determining the type of insurance recovery your plan entitles you to. If you do not have a physical copy of the insurance policy, you can obtain one from your insurance company or with your permission, your attorney will be able to obtain a copy as well.
  2. Any information exchanged at the scene of the accident. Often following an accident, the drivers of the vehicles involved exchange information including names, phone numbers and insurance information. Sometimes you may also exchange information with a witness of the accident. If you have any of this information you will want to ensure you keep it in a safe place. If you hire an attorney, they will also want to see this information.
  3. Tickets related to the accident. Tickets can be factors in determining liability in an auto accident case. If you were issued a ticket following the accident, you will want to keep the ticket and inform your attorney of it.
  4. Photographs. After an accident it is a good idea to take photographs. Some things that should be photographed are the damage to your vehicle, damage to the other driver’s vehicle and pictures of where the accident took place. If you have these kind of pictures they should be provided to your attorney.

Documentation is very important in a motor vehicle accident claim. By ensuring you keep good records and the proper documents, you can help to ensure a fair outcome to your claim.


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