​ሕግንና ደንብን በተመለከተ እርዳታ ማግኘት ይፈልጋሉን? - Amharic | هل تحتاج لمساعدة قانونية؟ - Arabic | ܤܢܝܼܩܵܐ ܝ݇ܘ̤ܬ ܠܗܲܝܵܪܬܵܐ ܩܵܢܘܿܢܵܝܬܵܐ؟ - Assyrian | Need Legal Help? - Auslan | Treba li vam pravna pomoc? - Bosnian | Burmese â Need Legal Help? | 需要法律帮助吗? - Chinese Simplified | 需要法律幫助嗎? - Chinese Traditional | Trebate li pravnu pomoć? - Croatian | ضرورت به کمک قانونی دارید؟ - Dari | Wïc Kuɔɔny në Wɛ̈t Löŋ? - Dinka | آیا به کمک حقوقی نیاز دارید؟ - Farsi | Gadreva na Veivuke Vakalawa? - Fijian | Kailangan ninyo ba ng tulong na panglegal? - Filipino | Besoin d’aide juridique ? - French | Χρειάζεστε βοήθεια σε νομικά ζητήματα - Greek | क्या आपको कानूनी सलाह चाहिए? - Hindi | Butuhkan Bantuan dalam Masalah Hukum? - Indonesian | Hai bisogno di assistenza legale? - Italian | ត្រូវការជំនួយលើបញ្ហាផ្លូវច្បាប់ឬទេ? - Khmer | 법적인 도움이 필요하십니까? - Korean | Ви треба ли помош со правни работи? - Macedonian | कानूनी सहयोग चाहिएको छ? - Nepalese | Necessita de ajuda com questões jurídicas? - Portuguese | Вам нужна юридическая помощь? - Russian | E Manaomia Fesoasoani i Mea Tau Tulafono? - Samoan | а ли вам треба помоћ у правним питањима? - Serbian | Ma u baahan tahay Caawimmad xagga sharciga ah?- Somali | ¿Necesita ayuda con cuestiones jurídicas? - Spanish | சட்ட உதவி தேவையா? - Tamil | ท่านต้องการความช่วยเหลือทางด้านกฎหมายไหม? - Thai | Fiema’u ha tokoni Fakalao? - Tongan | Yasal Danışmaya İhtiyacınız mı var? - Turkish | Cần Được Giúp Đỡ Về Luật Pháp? - Vietnamese |

Gathering evidence

You should collect evidence as soon as p​ossible after the accident.

You will need two kinds of evidence:

    ​E​​​​v​id​​​​​​e​​n​​​​ce about fa​ult​

    Evidence about fault includes information which will help to decide who was responsible for the a​ccident. For more information, see Fault.

    Having evidence about fault may help you negotiate with the other driver, or their insurance company, and may help you prepare for a hearing if you have to go to court.

    Evidence about fault might include:

    • your notes about the accident
    • witness statements
    • photos
    • sketches of the scene
    • police reports

    For more information, see Evidence about fault.

    Ev​idence about dam​​age and losses

    If there is damage or other losses after a car accident, the drivers involved will need to gather evidence about that damage and loss and its cost. For example, evidence about how a collision caused damage to the vehicle or property, the cost of repairing that damage, and the cost of hiring a car whilst the vehicle was being repaired.

    Having evidence about damage and losses may help you negotiate with the other driver, or their insurance company, and may help you prepare for a hearing if you have to go to court.

    Evidence about damage and losses might include:

    • statements
    • photos
    • diagrams
    • expert reports
    • invoices
    • receipts
    • repair quotes

    For more information. see Evidence about damage and losses.

    ​For further information, see What to do after an accident - Frequently Asked Questions.