WHAT ABOUT PRESERVING OTHER EVIDENCE IN AN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT?
In addition to photographs, in many cases other evidence becomes important. If someone is ejected from a vehicle, the seatbelt and restraint mechanisms will need to be examined. If the vehicle is sold, destroyed, or scrapped after the accident, it will be impossible to bring a products liability claim against the vehicle or seatbelt manufacturer. This may be the difference in a successful case or not, if there is little or no insurance coverage.
If and when the evidence is moved from the scene of the accident – to a towing lot, police impound, body shop, etc. – everyone should be put on notice by certified mail to ensure that the evidence is preserved. This is so important that it may be necessary to go to court for a restraining order or injunction to prevent destruction or alteration of important evidence. The Guthrie Firm, PLLC is ready to do this for you if necessary.
If you need help in the aftermath of a serious accident, contact our office immediately at (601) 991-1099 or toll free at 866-991-1555. 800-672-1036. We offer free consultations for serious accident victims, and we will be glad to help you.