Some of the most important evidence in your car accident claim may vanish in days or even hours after the collision. Take pictures of the scene, including the positions of the vehicles involved – ideally, before they’re moved out of traffic – as well as property damage, road conditions, skid marks (or lack thereof), and any visible injuries.
You also need to get names and contact information for any witnesses, as well as the name and badge number of the investigating officer. If there are any security cameras nearby, definitely take note of that as well. Camera footage can be powerful evidence – but it can also be deleted or overwritten within days, so make sure you take steps to have it preserved.