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Preserving Evidence in a
Personal Injury Case
Disclaimer: The contents of this presentation
are general in nature. Please use your
discretion while following them. The author
does not guarantee legal validity of the tips
• If you are filing a personal injury claim, the chances of a
favorable outcome rest on the nature, quality and quantity
of evidence you can produce to prove your claims.
• The more evidence you produce, the better your chances
of receiving compensation.
Here are some ways to preserve evidence in a
personal injury case:
Return to the accident scene: As soon as you recover from
your injuries, revisit the accident scene to locate any evidence.
This is important regardless of the nature of your case.
Take photographs: Immediately following the accident,
photograph everything including injuries, property damage
and the condition of the road or premises.
• Take photos from several angles.
Record testimonies of eye witnesses: Locate eye witnesses,
record their statements and get their contact information.
• Once their statement is transcribed, have them sign the
Journal your injuries: If your injuries are serious and require
medical treatment, document your treatment, care plan and
• Keep copies of all your medical expenses and treatments.
Protect physical evidence: Preserving the physical evidence
exactly as it was at the time of the accident is crucial. If you
can't preserve the object, take photographs of it.
• If you have suffered injuries as a result of another person or
entity’s carelessness or negligence, the personal injury
lawyers at Dervishi Law Group, P.C. can help.
• We specialize in personal injury cases.
• You can depend on our knowledge and skills when it comes
to representing you in a personal injury claim.
Dervishi Law Group, P.C.
2322 Arthur Ave., Ste. 3A
Bronx, New York 10458
917-300-0797 or 718-619-4525