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The Importance of Preserving Evidence in Car Accidents

By Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC  Jan. 25, 2011 9:10a

Last month in Kansas, an injury accident was reported involving a semi truck and a Mercury Grand Marquis. According to the Kansas Highway Patrol, the accident was caused by a blow out of the rear tire on the Mercury causing the driver to lose control. The accident may have been a result of failed maintenance on the vehicle.

A Picture is worth a Thousand Words

In a situation like this, any injured passengers in the truck and in the Mercury would be wise indeed to capture evidence of the condition of the tires by taking photos if at all possible. Taking actions to preserve the tires themselves would be even better for the purpose of "preserving the evidence." It is every individual's responsibility to maintain their vehicles to prevent car accidents while driving and in a circumstance like this, a photo of the tire's condition can be crucial evidence to win a case.

One would then be able to clearly see the tread depth on the tires as well as the wear and tear, and the case would be strong and clear cut. Evidence eliminates the dilemma of one person's word against the other and it is good to remember that it is the injured plaintiff who has to provide the burden of proof. Thinking ahead and preserving evidence when ever possible in an accident can mean the difference between winning or losing a case.

If you have been injured in an automobile or truck accident in the St. Louis area, you need to contact a St. Louis accident attorney as soon as possible. You may have been injured and will need financial compensation to handle medical bills, possible loss of wages, future loss of wages and other potential expenses that may arise. At Meyerkord & Meyerkord, LLC, we specialize in personal injury law and have many years of combined experience.

Contact a St. Louis Automobile Accident Lawyer for a free case evaluation and we will discuss the details of your situation.

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