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How to collect evidence after a car accident

While your first concern after a car accident in California should be for the welfare of those involved, you will have plenty of things to think about next. One of those is the best way to collect evidence. In situations like this that cause a high amount of stress, it can be easy for those involved to forget exactly what happened or overlook important details. That is why it is so important for you to gather as much evidence as possible before leaving the scene of the crash. We at E and E Law Group can show you how.


There are several ways you can do this. One is to get the names and numbers of any witnesses who saw what happened. People will often stop after an accident to make sure everyone is okay, and this is the perfect time to ask for statements. Attorneys and insurance providers may also want to talk to these people, so any contact information can be helpful.


Another important way to gather information is probably sitting right in your pocket or purse: your phone. If you have a camera on your cell phone, use it to take pictures of the vehicles and area, where the cars were hit and how they landed to give clues to the investigators about what happened. If there are any skid marks on the pavement, these can also be useful in determining speed and direction.


You also need to write down everything you remember. It can be common for your body to block out some memories as a coping mechanism, so record what happened as soon as you can. For more information on handling car accidents, visit our web page.

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