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photographs and car accident tips, milwaukee personal injury lawyerIf you have been injured in a car accident, there are steps you can follow to help your case, should you choose to file a personal injury claim. One easy thing is to take photos and record videos in the moments after your accident with your smartphone. 

Many people forget to document the accident scene. Photos and video are usually great tools in a civil case because they can convey to the jury many important details of the accident. If there are no photos, the jury must rely on testimony instead. Testimony is not as compelling as visual images and can also be more easily disbelieved.

It is important to remember, though, that your health and safety is the first priority. Do not attempt to take photographs if you are seriously injured. Also, only if you are able, be sure that you call the police and trade insurance and contact information with the other driver involved in the accident.

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Wisconsin accident attorney, accident liability, Wisconsin injury lawyerTypically, every individual involved in automobile accident carries insurance to cover medical and property damage to all those involved. This is because almost every state, including Wisconsin, requires every driver of an automobile to maintain continuing insurance coverage. But sometimes, a driver’s automobile coverage will lapse or the driver may neglect to carry automobile insurance.

According to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, the Uninsured Motorist/Safety Responsibility law was enacted in 1945 to deter individuals from driving uninsured vehicles and to protect citizens who suffer property or medical damages from motorists who fail to carry insurance. The law applies to all drivers and anytime an automobile is involved in an accident, the Wisconsin Division of Motor Vehicle performs an inquiry to determine if all drivers involved in the accident were insured. If a driver is uninsured, their license and motor vehicle registration will be suspended.

Typical Options Available after Automobile Accidents

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