The Importance of Preserving Evidence

In many cases, the outcome of a trial concerning a car or truck accident is dependent upon the evidence that is presented at the trial.  Often this evidence consists of products that may have failed, such as seatbelt failure or tire failure.  For this reason, it is critical to secure the key pieces of evidence as soon as possible so that the evidence is not lost, or the evidence does not deteriorate between the time of the accident and the time of trial.

How Evidence is Often Handled By Insurance Companies and Auto Manufacturers

Insurance companies rarely do anything to preserve the evidence left behind at an accident scene unless it is helpful to them. Moreover, potential defendants like trucking companies and auto manufacturers have put together first response teams that are experts at turning evidence to their advantage. Weather and the elements also work against the discovery of evidence that may be crucial to proving fault in your car or truck accident case.

As a result, if it is in the best interest of the potential defendants that evidence not be preserved, in all likelihood they will take action to preserve evidence.

How We Work To Preserve Evidence to Help Your Case

As a car accident law firm, we work to secure these key pieces of evidence.  In some cases, if the evidence is larger, such as a car that has been totaled, adequate provision must be made for storage.  At trial, it is important that evidence be in the same condition, to the extent possible, as it was at the time of the accident.  Further, it is important to secure evidence from an accident scene so that no claim can be made that evidence was altered after an accident.

If you’ve been involved in an accident, it is critical that you retain an experienced an accident lawyer immediately, particularly so that key evidenced can be secured.  In addition to ensuring that evidence is preserved, we also investigate the scene of an accident, hire accident reconstuctionists, and take other measures so that we can put you in a strong position to win your case.

Please contact me at The Dysart Law Firm to arrange for a free consultation about your personal injury case as soon as possible.

With 20 years of legal experience and numerous jury verdicts in car accident cases and settlement, I and our firm will work hard to win your case and obtain for you the full measure of damages to which you and your family may be entitled.  Because of the importance in identifying, obtaining, preserving evidence, it is important that an attorney be retained promptly following an accident involving injury or death.


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