What to Document After a Motor Vehicle Accident
Being involved in a motor vehicle accident is a traumatic experience, and one that happens suddenly. It’s hard in that moment to consider all the things you should be recording and documenting to use as a part of your case later – especially if you’ve been injured.
Keep this checklist for reference, should you ever be the victim of an automobile accident.
- Call the police immediately, and if you’re able, document the damage to your car and your person. Take detailed notes and pictures to help ensure full reimbursement.
- Give an accurate account of the accident to the police, and confirm how and when you can obtain the police report of the accident.
- Seek medical attention right away, even if you think you feel fine. Symptoms such as pain, dizziness, even nausea can show up up to 48 hours after the accident. Make sure to also to document any doctors you saw, treatment you received, and keep receipts for assistive medical devices, medications your doctor required you to purchase.
- Keep track of all correspondence, including phone calls and emails and any other forms.
- Take note of time missed from work, and travel expenses for going to and from medical appointments
And don’t forget the importance of having a trusted, experienced attorney on your side to help protect your rights. Attorney Thomas Rowsey can help guide you through the often complicated process of personal injury case with compassion and understanding. Call us today or fill out our online form for a free, no-obligation consultation
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