The most important thing to do first following an accident is call 911 for emergency medical services if you or anyone at the scene has suffered any type of injury. This should always be your priority, even ahead of gathering evidence about a potential personal injury claim or getting contact and insurance information from the other driver. Taking care of any medical needs that exist should always come first.
Nonetheless, if you are not injured or have suffered only minor injuries, it is helpful to get as much information about the accident as possible, including pictures of the scene and any property damage that occurred as a result of the accident. Make sure that it is safe for you to take pictures of the scene. For instance, if taking good pictures would require you to walk into the center of a busy highway, then you should probably skip the photography and focus on obtaining other sorts of evidence.
Pictures of an accident scene can be instrumental in helping insurance adjusters or jury members understand what exactly occurred during your accident. A picture showing damages to a vehicle involved in a collision is likely to leave more of a lasting impression on a person than a mere description of the damages. Pictures also are useful when causation of the accident is a factor. The relative positions of the vehicles following a crash, as well as the surroundings of the accident scene, can help a jury decide which driver was at fault for the accident. Likewise, pictures can show weather conditions, time of day, and lighting in the area, all of which may contribute to an accident.
At Boller & Vaughan, we are experienced Madison personal injury lawyers who know Wisconsin personal injury law and how to best advocate on your behalf in any personal injury claim that you might have. If you or a family member is involved in any type of car accident that results in injuries, you need to call our office today and learn how our attorneys can help you and your family recover from your damages through holding a negligent driver accountable for his or her actions.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.