When you find yourself in a legal battle in the wake of an auto accident, the other driver's attorney will look for any way to suggest that you were at fault. If you wear glasses, the other party might dishonestly state that you weren't wearing them when the accident occurred — and this argument could be enough to suggest that you were culpable. Fortunately, you and your attorney can fight back against this unscrupulous claim in a number of ways. Here are some ways that you can support your claim that your glasses were on during the accident.
Your medical records can be useful in many car accident cases, including when the other driver and his or her attorney are casting doubt on whether you were wearing glasses at the time of the impact. If you were hurt in the collision, your medical report may contain information that relates to your glasses. For example, if you hit the vehicle's airbag with your face, your glasses may have broken and cut you around the eyes. Or, they might have simply pressed into your face with enough force that they caused a black eye. The medical report and photos of these injuries will clearly demonstrate that you were wearing your glasses.
Damage To The Glasses
It's also possible to document the condition of your glasses if they broke during the car accident. High-impact collisions can often cause damage to your glasses. At the very least, their frames might get bent. At most, their lenses could break. Taking photos of the damage will be helpful in your case. If your glasses were at home or were safely tucked in their case in your vehicle's center console, they wouldn't likely suffer the damage that you'll be able to successfully document with photos.
Position Of The Glasses
Look through the accident report carefully to see if it notes the position of the glasses in the vehicle. In some collisions, it's possible for the impact to knock your glasses off — and this could cause the other motorist to mistakenly believe that you weren't wearing glasses at the time. However, if the police officer's accident report reveals that the glasses were found on the front floorboard of the driver's side of the vehicle, your attorney can make the argument that you were wearing them and that they fell off and landed between your feet during the impact.