This is a document that can provide objective facts surrounding the circumstances of the accident itself. This report is typically drawn up by the responding law enforcement agency or a person in authority. It generally includes the names of those involved and their insurance coverage information, where the accident happened, the cause of the accident, who suffered injuries, and who may be responsible. For this reason, if you’ve been injured in an accident, it is necessary to call 911so that officers respond to the scene.2. Physical Evidence
Physical evidence is tangible proof that is relevant to the case. Tangible evidence may include bloody clothing, injuries to your person, a damaged vehicle, or other property. Again, law enforcement may help preserve some of that physical evidence initially. A personal injury can also take steps to gain access to additional physical evidence and prevent the destruction of any evidence.3. Pictures and Video
Your smartphone can be a useful tool in documenting what happened. Take appropriate pictures and videos of the scene of the accident, including road conditions, property damages, injuries, and your subsequent treatment progress. When capturing visuals at the accident scene, make sure to change up the angles and take pictures or record from different points of view.4. Statements and notes:
Try to get the names and contact information of witnesses to the accident because they may or may not be listed in the police report. A personal injury lawyer can follow up by obtaining formal statements from them as well as uncovering other witnesses that can come forward. It may also be helping for your case and your mental health to keep a journal of your thoughts during the recovery process.