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Waterbury Injury Attorney Shares 5 Details to Note After a Car Accident February 13, 2018

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Waterbury Injury Attorney Shares 5 Details to Note After a Car Accident, Waterbury, Connecticut

The aftermath of a car accident can be overwhelming, especially if you are injured; however, these moments are crucial according to the Law Office of Thomas L. Brayton III in Waterbury, CT. You can get compensation for your damages with an injury attorney, but you need accurate notes and proof for your case. By following the steps below, you can be sure you have everything you need so that you receive the restitution you are entitled to for your damages.

5 Steps to Take After a Car Accident

1. Take Pictures

For the court and your insurance company, you’ll need to provide a detailed recreation of the accident scene. Take as many pictures as possible. Include all involved vehicles from all angles, as well as the accident scene. Note traffic signs and other factors that can help with proving errors the at-fault driver committed.

2. Speak With Witnesses

injury attorneyWitness statements are an extremely powerful addition to your case. Speak with anyone who saw the accident and ask for their contact information. Your injury attorney may want to speak with them again as you begin building your case.

3. Get Medical Attention

Even if you feel fine, speak with the EMTs that arrive and get examined in the ambulance. Some injuries won’t show up right away and a delay in treatment may mean you do not receive coverage for medical bills. Have EMTs do a full examination and record any concerns they have about injuries you may have sustained. If anyone involved requires further medical attention, allow them to leave the scene in the ambulance as you can ask them for details after treatment.

4. Don’t Alter the Scene

As much as you may want to move things in your car, move your car from traffic, or pick things up, don’t touch anything—even after you’ve taken photos. Police officers need to see the scene exactly as it is when they arrive, as your injury attorney can use their notes in your case.

5. Look for Causes

You’ll need to point out specifics about the incident to prove fault, so look for any proof that the other driver was being reckless. Note if they broke a traffic law, were talking on a cellphone during the accident, or were driving distracted. All of these play heavily into proving fault.

If you’re dealing with a personal injury case related to a car accident, turn to the Law Office of Thomas L. Brayton III. Having received the AVVO® Top-Rated Lawyer 2017 Superb Attorney Rating by the Legal Community and acknowledged as a 2018 AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyers.com Lawyer Attorney, Thomas L. Brayton III provides experience and a positive track record for proper compensation. Call (203) 591-8689 today to schedule a consultation with the injury attorney and visit his website and Facebook to learn more about his practice areas.

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