Proving Liability in Your Georgia Car Accident Case
Oftentimes, fighting over who’s at fault in a car accident becomes the game of he-said, she-said. In other words, proving liability can sometimes be a daunting task, especially when the question of liability is not readily apparent to you or the other party. As such, it is important to consult with an experienced Georgia auto accident attorney who can review and obtain evidence from police reports, medical records, eye-witness accounts, and other relevant sources in order to make a well-informed assessment of the viability of your case, determine its value and develop a legal strategy.
The outcome of an accident case often hinges upon a few key points, especially those related to decisions made immediately following the accident. With this in mind, it is crucial to follow the tips provided below, as they can certainly help tip the judicial scales in your favor.
- Call the police immediately - If you become involved in a car accident, it is essential that you immediately call the police who will generate a report of the underlying facts of your case. This report can provide helpful information. (Of course, sometimes police reports are inaccurate, too, because the officer rarely sees the accident, but normally arrives after it has taken place- so it is a piece of evidence, but not necessarily the final word!)
- Seek medical attention immediately - If you are injured, go to your doctor or nearest emergency room even if you think that you’re not that badly hurt. Ever feel fine the day of the accident then the next day you wake up feeling like you have been hit by a train? It makes no sense whatsoever to ignore your injuries, especially when it could make a huge financial difference in your case. In the end, failure to get treatment for your injuries can be devastating in terms of your health and can impact your case as well. Importantly, your medical records will be essential in proving that your injuries were, in fact, caused by the accident.
- Takes pictures and/or video footage of your accident - As we all know, most cell phones today have both camera and video-taking capabilities. Be sure to take photos that present your case most favorably, as any photographs that you take can become discoverable, and also, can be used against you.
- Get witness information - Do your best to write down the names and contact information of witnesses at the scene of your accident and to ask them to testify in your favor. Witness accounts of your accident can end up making a positive difference in your case.
- Write it all down - As time goes by, you may forget important details from your accident. Accordingly, it’s worth it to take the time to memorialize the facts underlying your accident so you don’t forget crucial details later.
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