One of the most persuasive pieces of evidence in any case is a retelling of what happened, by a credible source. In car accident cases, one of the most credible witnesses is the officer working the scene of the incident. Police officers typically make a report of what happened, which includes specific facts on the positions of the vehicles and the likely cause of the accident. This is helpful because it paints a picture of the events for the jury or for an insurance adjuster when making a determination on possible settlement.
In Minnesota you have two years from the date of the accident to file a case. Being prepared requires a thorough investigation of the facts and fully developing the evidence. Some things you can do to help preserve evidence include:
- Take pictures of your personal and property injuries.
- Contact witnesses and interview them for their account of what happened, take their deposition or get a written statement when possible so you have documentation of their memory of events as close in time as possible to the accident.
- Be sure your doctor’s notes and diagnoses are organized and easy to understand.
Doing these things quickly after the accident helps to ensure the evidence is accurate. Two years is a significant amount of time, and if you file your case close to the deadline the chances that people’s memories are still on point begins to decrease. Having a written account of how the accident occurred allows you to refresh the memory of key witnesses and present your case clearly. Our team of legal professionals is experienced in developing the evidence needed to make a case for a recovery that covers your injuries and meets your needs. Call us today for more information.
If you have questions about what types of evidence help your case, call our office for answers. Let an experienced attorney help you by explaining how to assemble the evidence you need to make a case for compensation for your injuries. Call a Bloomington, Minnesota personal injury attorney today.