When you are injured in a car accident this may lead to doctor bills and missed work. Fortunately, you can get compensated for this money by the other driver's insurance if the accident was the other driver's fault. The first thing you should do is to hire an auto accident attorney, and make sure you have the two things listed below to take with you to your first visit with the attorney.

Police Report

Make sure you get a copy of the police report from officer that came to the accident scene. This is an official legal record of how the accident happened and whose fault it was. The officer can determine the cause of the accident by observing the scene, such as how the cars are facing, the type of damage to the cars, and the tread marks in the road. They include these observations in their police report.  The officer will talk to the other driver to get their account of the accident, and they will include what the driver says in the police report. What the other driver told the officer could help you establish that the accident was not your fault.

Scene Photographs

If you have your smartphone with you, you need to take photographs of the accident scene. These photographs can be of great help to your accident attorney. The police may have not taken any pictures at all to include in their police report. The photos will show the position of each car during the impact, the time of the accident, the weather conditions, and the damage done to each vehicle.

If you are at the wreck scene and have no way to take photographs, contact an auto accident attorney quickly. They can have someone come to the scene to take these pictures for you. This person will also be knowledgeable in the types of photographs the attorney will need. For example, you may not consider taking pictures of the tread marks. You should also try to get a picture of the other driver if they are freely walking around showing no signs of injury. This can help you if they are claiming they were injured, such as whiplash.

These are just two ways you can prove that you are injured due to the car accident. Your accident attorney can help you get everything together that you need so you can win your case.