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Essential Evidence for Your Arizona Car Accident Claim

Posted on November 20, 2022 in

In order to recover compensation after a car accident, you need to pursue an insurance claim against the at-fault driver. However, the success of a claim depends on the supporting evidence. Even if you’re sure that the other driver caused the accident, securing compensation can be challenging if there’s not sufficient evidence to prove their fault. Obtaining sufficient evidence can be challenging. Fortunately, experienced and specialized personal injury attorneys know how to collect evidence and use it to help support your claim. 

With over 65 years of experience, the attorneys at Jensen Phelan Law Firm have the skills and resources to help our clients obtain full and fair compensation. A skilled attorney is vital not only to persevering key evidence but for putting it all together to tell a compelling case that supports your claim for compensation. Work with an attorney that helps you secure the best possible results for your claim today and contact Jensen Phelan Law Firm.

What Evidence Do You Need in an Arizona Car Accident Claim?

It’s important to gather as much evidence as possible to support your Arizona car accident claim. By doing so, you can increase your chances of receiving fair compensation for your injuries and damages. After being in a car accident where the other driver is at-fault, you’ll likely want to file a claim for compensation. There are several types of essential evidence that can help support your case:

Police Report

A police report is a crucial piece of evidence in any car accident claim. It contains valuable information about the accident, such as the date, time, and location of the accident, the names and contact information of all parties involved, any witnesses, and the police officer’s observations and conclusions.

Medical Records

When you’re injured in an accident, it’s essential to keep records of any medical treatment you receive. This can include hospital records, doctor’s notes, prescriptions, and bills. These records can help establish the extent and severity of your injuries and the medical expenses you incurred as a result of the accident.

Eyewitness Testimony

If there were any witnesses to the accident, their testimony can be valuable evidence in your claim. Witness statements can help establish who was at fault and how the accident occurred. Car accident claims can turn into a “he said, she said” argument that eyewitnesses can help extinguish and build support for your version of events. 

Photographs and Videos

If possible, take photographs and videos of the accident scene right after the crash to preserve the evidence before the vehicles are moved to show the road (skid marks?), the damage to the vehicles, and possibly any visible injuries you sustained. When taking pictures and/or videos of the accident scene, it’s important to get shots from different angles and varying distances to capture the various elements of the accident. These visual records can provide compelling evidence to support your claim if/when there is a dispute about the facts of the crash. 

Expert Opinions

In some cases, expert opinions may be necessary to support your claim. For example, if the accident involved complex issues such as faulty vehicle design, road construction, or weather conditions, you may need an expert to provide an opinion on these matters. Additionally, economic experts and medical experts can help build a case that supports your need for the amount of compensation you need to be awarded. 

Contact a Specialized Car Accident Attorney Today

Insurance companies always look to point the blame away from their insurer if it means they can avoid paying any type of settlement. It’s important to have strong evidence that can’t be disputed and supports your claim. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we understand the importance of strong evidence and thoroughly investigate the accident, your injuries, and every other element of your case to make sure you can obtain fair compensation. 

Jensen Phelan Law Firm offers top-quality legal representation that results in large awards. Retain the best specialist injury lawyers you can by contacting Jensen Phelan Law Firm today. Contact us for a free assessment of your case and an explanation of your rights by using our online contact form or calling (928) 778-2660.