Tips For Documenting

Personal Injury


Car Accident Personal Injury Cases

Car accidents can be very traumatic experiences and may result in personal injury. Medical bills related to these injuries can be costly. Knowing how car insurance can help cover these costs can save you from having to pay high medical bills.

In order to help ensure that your car insurance claim goes through, you need to provide as much relevant documentation as possible to your insurer. This facilitates a smooth and quick accident investigation process.

After a car accident, try to obtain the following:

  • Photographs – Pictures are one of the best ways to document your accident and related injuries. When possible, include photos of your car’s damage.
  • Take close-up and long-distance shots.
  • Photograph the accident location.
  • Include stop signs and traffic lights, if applicable.
  • Photograph your injuries.
  • Include recent photos of yourself taken before the injuries occurred.
  • Include a journal about your injuries, symptoms, and medical attention.
  • Be precise about everything, including the daily extent of your pain. Even the smallest details can be significant information.
  • Include any form of correspondence with every involved medical professional who provides you care.
  • Medical-related receipts. Receipts are necessary pieces of information and will help you get the appropriate compensation.
  • Provide receipts for: Prescriptions, Special equipment (crutches, walkers, canes), Special foods and Co-payments.
  • Records of travel expenses for medical appointments.
  • Precise documentation on how much income you’ve lost due to your injuries.

Always remember that during and after an accident, your health and safety comes before anything else, including your car insurance claim. If you, or anyone else, sustained serious injuries in a car crash, get emergency assistance immediately.

Other Tips for Personal Injury Accident Claims

When you’re dealing with a car insurance claim, be smart and avoid settling too early.

Overeagerness to settle can cost you in the long run. The claims adjuster you’ll be dealing with will want immediate resolution, but this might not always be the best course of action for you. Consider that you may continue to need necessary treatment for your injuries in the future.

If your claim has already been settled, you may not be able to get reimbursement for your future treatments.

Before agreeing to a personal injury settlement, it is a good idea to make sure you have healed fully and are not experiencing lingering pain or impairment.

Consider a Personal Injury Attorney, like Grabb & Durando.

If you are overwhelmed by the entire process of a claim, think about hiring a personal injury lawyer to represent you. Attorneys understand the laws and the personal injury claims process and can use their experience to get the best outcome for you. A good lawyer can even help you further when it comes to documenting personal injury expenses. This way you can focus on healing, rather than negotiating.

Call us today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
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