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How you can help your accident case before it goes to court

When it comes to prevailing in a car accident claim, it is always helpful to have favorable facts. This commonly helps to win a case before you even get to the courtroom. Insurance companies certainly like it this way. This is probably why they want to take their time if there are any questions as to liability. Basically, if there is a chance that the other driver may be liable, the insurer wants to know about it.

Just because the insurer wants to investigate, this does not prevent you from doing the same. With that said, there are three things that can help your case, and they may be enough to stave off legal action. This post will identify them.

A police report - The police usually don't observe accidents, but when they arrive on the scene, they can make critical observations that can make or break your case. For instance, they can provide details about the crash site and take field sobriety tests to determine if a driver is under the influence of alcohol.

Traffic citations - If a driver is found to be under the influence of alcohol or prescription medications or is suspected of breaking a traffic law that leads to a crash, these instances can also help your case.

Pictures - The world changed when smartphones were introduced. Now most phones have applications that allow people to take pictures and send them to insurers directly from the accident scene.

If you have questions about additional information that can help your case, an experienced personal injury attorney can advise you.

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