When you are seeking car accident personal injury compensation, you need to make sure you are properly prepared for your case. In this article, we are going to talk about how you can best prepare for your auto case.
Depending on the state you reside in, you may not be able to get any type of compensation if you are even 1% at fault. Other states will allow you to get compensated according to the percentage of fault and yet others will allow you to go after compensation if you are less than 50% at fault.
Determine Your State Law
Find out what your state law is before you try to file so that you can make sure you are eligible to file at all.
Do Not Admit Fault
Do not speak about the accident with anyone and especially, do not admit fault. If you admit fault, your case is over.
Bring Pictures of the Scene
Pictures from the scene of the accident can be helpful to your case if the evidence shows the accident was not your fault. Professionals can assess the scene of the accident and tell who’s fault it was and what happened so any photos you have will allow them to do this easily. It will also allow the jury to see the accident that you want through so they can get emotionally connected to it.
Gather Witness Testimony
If there were witnesses to the accident, the police have these witness reports. Make sure to gather these reports from the police so you are able to submit them in court.
Find a Good Attorney
While you may have an idea of how to move forward with your case, there is a lot of legal jargon that goes on in the courtroom. If you do not understand what is being said, you may hurt your case by trying to represent your case yourself.