A great deal can happen at the scene of a car accident on Highway 172, US 141, or another road in the Green Bay area. In the immediate aftermath of the crash, it might seem like everything that happens is relevant. But some details are much more important than others are.

What May Be Important

Generally, the cause of the accident is important to your potential car accident case and recovery. That could include:

  • What the driver was doing at the time of the crash
  • The color of the traffic light at the intersection where the collision occurred
  • Weather conditions
  • Comments by the other driver about what caused the crash
  • What witnesses saw
  • The physical evidence at the accident scene
  • Other factors that prove what caused, or didn’t cause, the accident

Other things that happen after the crash are not relevant—unless they somehow relate to the cause of the crash. For example, if the other driver is yelling and combative, it might not be important to your case unless it is evidence that the driver was drunk, drugged, or otherwise negligent in his behavior behind the wheel.

Have Questions?

It can be tricky to know what evidence is relevant to your car accident claim and what evidence is not useful. However, if you hire a personal injury lawyer to represent you, you will not have to make that call. Instead, you can share everything that you remember from the scene of your car wreck with your lawyer, and your lawyer will determine what is relevant to your claim.

To learn more about your rights after a car crash please read our free book, The Ultimate Guide for Automobile Accident Victims. You may also wish to start an online chat with us to find out how to get the answers to your specific questions.

Jason F. Abraham
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Helping car accident and personal injury victims throughout Wisconsin, Illinois and Iowa since 1993.