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4 Steps to Maximize Your Compensation in a Auto Accident Case

If you have been involved in an accident that resulted from another party's negligence, you may have the right to compensation for your property damage and injuries. However, to get the most compensation possible in your claim, you will need to arm yourself with a variety of information to back up your arguments.

The following are some steps you can take to maximize your compensation in an auto accident injury claim:

  1. Take pictures. One of the first things you should do after you've called the police and checked for injuries is to take pictures of the accident scene. If you don't have a camera or a camera phone, ask someone nearby to take photos and send them to you. Get pictures of any damage done to all vehicles involved, obvious injuries, skid marks, traffic signals (especially if they're malfunctioning or absent) and anything else that could help your case.
  2. Get witness information and a police report. If other people saw the crash and can testify as to what happened, get their contact information and save it to use as evidence if you need it for your case. If at all possible, obtain a police report. When police officers come to an accident scene, they gather information that may be crucial in deciding your case, including their perspective on what caused the accident, whether there were any traffic violations at the time and other pieces of evidence that could be useful.
  3. Keep copies of medical records. The information in these records may play a big role in determining the amount of compensation you can recover.
  4. Get professional estimates for property damage. Again, this information has a direct impact on how much money you can expect to recover in your case. It's important to receive estimates from a credible source, such as an established auto repair shop.

To learn more about how you can maximize the compensation you might receive in a personal injury claim, speak with a skilled Indiana auto accident lawyer at Tabor Law Firm, LLP.

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