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Why You Should Write Down What Happened Immediately After a Crash

by Staff Blogger | February 17th, 2021

After you’ve been involved in an auto accident, your biggest priority is getting medical treatment for you and your loved ones. But if you’re able to do so, there’s another step that can go a long way towards protecting your rights to compensation: writing down what happened to the best of your ability.

Although your personal recollection of the moments leading up to the crash won’t suffice alone as evidence for your claim, it can help bolster your chances of getting damages. That’s especially true if your statements correspond with other evidence, such as impact zones, dashcam footage, and witness statements.

When writing down what happened and what you can remember, be sure to include these details if possible:

  • The weather conditions at the time of the crash—Was it raining? Was it foggy? Was there ice or snow on the ground? Be sure to record these details.
  • The lane you were traveling in—Which lane were you in if the crash happened on a multi-lane highway? And were you on an exit or on-ramp?
  • The other driver’s actions before impact—Was the other driver speeding? Swerving? Did they drift into your lane?

In addition to recording details on paper, you should also document the crash scene with your camera. Use your smartphone camera or even a disposable camera to take pictures of your vehicle and any other vehicles involved in the crash from multiple angles and be sure to include all damage.

The more evidence like this you can provide to your Nashville auto accident lawyer, the better your chances of winning your claim. Contact Ponce Law today for a free consultation and to get our experienced legal help on your side.

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