6 Key Types Of Evidence In A Florida Car Accident Claim
If you have been injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another driver, you can receive compensation for all the damages and losses you have suffered. In that situation, you will need to prepare a car accident claim and support it with all available types of evidence to prove the other driver’s fault.
But what types of evidence do you need to file a successful claim to seek compensation for all your damages and losses? Below, we will discuss the six types of evidence that can help you build a winning car accident claim in Florida.
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident in Miami, contact our experienced and results-driven attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado. Call 305-670-2889 today.
What Evidence Do You Need for a Car Accident Claim?
If you can prove that the other driver’s negligent conduct or omission caused your injury and damages, you can seek compensation for your medical expenses, loss of income, and other expenses and damages.
However, in order to receive the compensation you deserve, you need to support your car accident claim with such evidence as:
- A police report. In Florida, drivers are legally required to report car crashes that result in bodily injury, death, or apparent property damage in excess of $500 (Fla. Stat. § 316.065). When the police arrive at the scene of your car crash, a responding police officer will write a police report, which establishes the details surrounding the accident. Keep a copy of the report because it can help you determine fault in your accident.
- Photos at the crash scene. While the police usually take photographs at the scene of a car accident, it is advisable to take photos of the scene on your own, too. Photos can be invaluable pieces of evidence in car accident claims. Note: Take photos of vehicle damage, the accident scene, skid marks, your injuries, road conditions, and other relevant details.
- Witness statements. Most car accidents have at least one eyewitness. Unfortunately, not all witnesses have enough time to stay at the scene and help the police determine fault. For this reason, you should write down the names and contact information of any witnesses who saw what happened to use their statements for your claim.
- Surveillance footage. When available, surveillance footage can be one of the most important types of damages to prove fault and build a successful car accident claim. Your lawyer will help you determine if any cameras near the crash scene captured the moment of your accident and obtain access to the footage.
- Medical records. It is critical to keep your medical records organized to be able to prove the severity of your injury following your car accident. Your medical records will be used to calculate an appropriate settlement amount.
- Bills, receipts, paystubs, and other records. As a rule of thumb, the more severe the car accident injury, the more you should expect to spend in the coming weeks and months following the crash. It is critical to keep all medical bills, paystubs, receipts, and other records to calculate your monetary losses.
Consult with a Miami Car Accident Attorney
Let our experienced and results-driven Miami car accident attorneys at Pita Weber Del Prado help you gather the aforementioned types of evidence while you focus on your recovery. Our lawyers will assist you with the investigation to obtain maximum compensation on your behalf. Call 305-670-2889 to get a free case review.