What Are Some Initial Steps Someone Should Take After A Bicycle Accident?
The person would want to identify who the other driver was and the particulars of the vehicle. It would be very helpful if he could get a police report, identify any witnesses, and preserve any evidence at the scene of the accident.
Could Pictures Taken With A Cell Phone At The Accident Scene Be Used As Evidence?
Most definitely. A picture is worth a thousand words, and it is always helpful if there are photos at the scene of the accident. This could be helpful with identifying the other driver or the vehicle, especially if there was a license plate number in the photo.
The photo can also identify the actual area of impact, especially if there was any debris in the roadway. It can also help with regards to injuries, because any photographs of the injuries that occurred at the time of the accident would be used to substantiate medical care, ongoing treatment, or injuries.
Should Someone Keep A Diary Or Journal Of What Happened In The Accident And Which Doctors He Visited?
Yes. In most circumstances, we advise the clients to keep a diary, a journal, a record, a calendar, or anything else in which they could document all their complaints, their recovery process, their healing, their medical appointments, and any diagnostic studies.
We tell the client that if they do end up in court, then the case might be set for trial in a year or two years. The memory might fade. Thusly, it is always helpful to have documents to review what happened.
What Should Someone Do When He Has An Attorney, But The Other Party’s Insurance Company Is Calling For A Statement?
The case would not necessarily be doomed. Each accident is specific with the facts, and we typically like to go to the actual accident scene for a disputed liability situation. This way, we can physically see where it happened, why it happened, and how it happened.
In some instances, we can meet the client at the location of the accident. This way, they can walk us through what happened, where the vehicle came from, and how they were struck. This way, we can better assess the situation.
I would always recommend the client to at least consult with an attorney if he had any area of concern. He can receive an opinion from an attorney before he talks to the insurance company, which is essential.
An attorney will typically give a free consultation and some advice. This way, the person would at least know what he was getting into. Thusly, if nothing else, they could tell the client what type of questions might be asked, and what they might be looking for in terms of receiving a statement.
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