The Importance of Documenting Your Injuries in a Personal Injury Claim
If you have been injured due to a car accident, a slip and fall, or a workplace accident, it is essential to document any pain or injuries you suffered. After an accident, you may not be able to remember exact details right away or the pain level of any injuries you sustained. Reach out to a personal injury attorney to learn more about collecting documentation for your personal injury claim.
Receiving Medical Care
The first thing you should do after any major accident is to contact your doctor and receive medical care right away. Your physician will create medical records you can use to strengthen your personal injury claim. Some injuries may not show up right away, and therefore it is important to document your symptoms of any possible injuries, such as headaches, blurry vision, and bodily pain. Medical documentation can also prove that you had no pre-existing conditions prior to the injuries sustained in the accident, related to the injuries you suffered. It is best to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you gather all the necessary medical documentation you will need for your case.
Documenting Your Injuries
If you are able, take pictures at the scene of the accident. For example, if you were injured in a car accident, take pictures of your car, the other party’s car, and your injuries. Documenting the details of the accident, such as vehicle damage, skid marks, and the accident scene, will help attorneys and insurance investigators determine liability for the accident. Not having photographs of your accident can make it easier for insurance companies to deny your claim. Insurance companies commonly blame the victim for their injuries, and you’re just fabricating your damages. With strong photo evidence in your claim, an insurance company may have difficulty questioning your injuries.
Other forms of documentation you can gather after your accident include eyewitness statements and police reports. A police report is a piece of essential evidence for proving liability in a claim and recovering any compensation. Write down the names, contact information, and statements from eyewitnesses for your attorney to investigate on your behalf. Learn more about documenting your injuries for a personal injury claim by contacting an experienced attorney.
Contact Us Today About Your Personal Injury Claim
If you were involved in an accident, receive medical care immediately to help build evidence for your case. Medical documentation and photographs of your injuries can greatly help your claim against a negligent party. Someone should not try to represent themselves when filing a personal injury claim. Call the Law Offices of R.F. Wittmeyer, Ltd. to learn what our attorneys can do to help you recover compensation for your injuries.