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How to preserve evidence following a car accident

You shouldn't have to worry about being safe when getting behind the wheel of your vehicle. Even though you might practice safe driving habits, it doesn't mean that the millions of other drivers around you in Pennsylvania do the same. If you ever find yourself involved in an accident, you need to do as much as possible to preserve the evidence. This will not only help the police in their investigation but also your legal case.

After the vehicles are moved to safety and you check on all involved, begin preserving any evidence of the crash. The best way to do this safely is to take pictures using your phone. Take pictures of debris, damage to the vehicles and even your injuries.

It's best to keep a notepad and pen in your car for times like these. You can write down information about the crash, the other vehicles and where evidence is located. This is important in the event that the evidence is either moved by passing vehicles, other drivers or emergency responders.

You should never touch any debris from an accident. This can taint the evidence. Be sure to speak with a responding police officer about the crash and where evidence was located immediately after the crash if it has been moved.

Do your best not to walk through any evidence, especially blood. This is not good for your health and it can also affect the outcome of a police investigation of the crash.

If you've been injured in an Indiana car accident you should seek medical attention immediately. This includes being evaluated on scene by the responding paramedics or firefighters. Delayed onset of injuries is not uncommon. Get everything documented for your benefit.

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