What Evidence Do I Need to Settle My Own Case?

If you’ve been in an accident in Fairfax and want to settle your case on your own without a lawyer, be sure that you’ve collected all the critical types of evidence for an accident case: photographs, witness information, medical records, and police reports. 

Here’s why these types of evidence are so important: 

  • Photographs – The insurance adjuster is not going to be at the scene. Document the property damage, area conditions, and injuries either with pictures or video to support your case.
  • Witness information – Unless you have witnesses, it’s your word against that of the other driver(s). Make sure you at least get a name and phone number so you can refer the insurance adjuster to the witnesses for further evidence of what caused accident.
  • Medical records – Request copies of your medical records to give to the insurance company; don’t authorize them to access your records on their own. Only give them what they need so they can’t pry into your past medical history.
  • Police reports – The police officers who document your accident will be an authoritative source of evidence to explain what occurred to cause the accident. 

What kind of evidence do I need for my car accident case?Even if you do not have all of this evidence, you still may not need a lawyer. Of course, if you’re in doubt about your accident case, you always have the right to consult with a Fairfax injury lawyer, but in most cases you can settle your case on your own with a few photos and doctors’ evaluations. 

Get the Important Accident Case Evidence without a Fairfax Injury Lawyer 

If you think you’re ready to handle your accident case on your own, visit my website and download a FREE digital copy of my book, Get It Settled! The Accident Victim’s Guide to Settling Your Case Without Hiring a Lawyer. Of course, I won’t leave my clients hanging in the wind – if you think you really need a Fairfax injury lawyer to help you settle your case, contact Ben Glass Law at 703-591-9829 to set up a consultation.

Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney