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The Importance of Collecting Information after a Car Accident


If your vehicle has been crashed into by another driver in Jacksonville, Florida, collecting information after a car accident is crucial to recovering compensation for your damages. Writing down information at the scene will be greatly beneficial to a personal injury attorney should you choose to file a claim.

Collecting Information After a Car Accident | Facts to Write Down

Edwards & Ragatz, P.A. has provided a free glove-box brochure that will guide you through the crucial information that needs to be collected at the crash scene. This includes:

  • The other driver’s name, license #, address, phone number, make/model of vehicle, if they were impaired, and if they gave you a statement at the scene
  • The names and contact information of any passengers in their vehicle
  • The names and contact information of any witnesses
  • Location of the accident
  • Day, date, and time of the accident
  • Was it daytime, nighttime, or dusk?
  • Weather
  • Road and traffic conditions
  • Your speed and (if possible) the other driver’s speed at the time of the crash
  • Were your headlights on? Were the other driver’s lights on? Were blinkers used? Etc.
  • Was anyone cited to be at fault? Why?
  • Was anyone turning?

All of this information is crucial to recovering compensation after a car accident. Memories can often fade, information and evidence get lost, and your damages may never be recovered as a result. That’s why it is so important that you collect information after a car accident as soon as possible. Your Jacksonville car accident attorney will use this information to help you obtain the maximum compensation available.

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If you have been seriously injured in a car accident, please don’t hesitate to call our Jacksonville car accident attorneys at Edwards & Ragatz to set up a free case evaluation. We will work tirelessly to get you the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible.

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