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Document Your Accident and Injuries After a Car Accident

Bovo Law Aug. 13, 2013

We are continuing to highlight points from our free ebook: “The Biggest Mistakes That Will Kill Your Case.”

Making sure to document your accident and injuries after a car accident is extremely important. Failing to do so can cost you your case, or at the very least can comprise the amount of your recovery.

Following your accident, you should document every single detail right away. Take pictures of the vehicles, and also take pictures of the area where the accident occurred. Sketch out a scene of the accident. Make sure to get witness statements and full witness contact information including an email address. Also take pictures of your injuries and document them in a journal.

  • Take pictures of the vehicles, the scene, and any injuries you may have that you can photograph.

  • Document your injuries: keep a file with any materials provided by your health care practitioners, especially treatment referrals, work restrictions and progress reports.

  • Keep a journal. Make sure to write down how you are feeling each day, and don’t forget to include notes on what daily activities you find difficult performing after the accident. Even something as simple as experiencing pain when you wash you hair can help build your case. Additionally, keeping a journal will help refresh your memory if your deposition or trial falls a few months or years after a car accident.

We have a free auto accident toolkit that includes samples of accident reports and journals to help you document your accident and injuries after a car accident. You can download it today, or send us your information and we’ll send it to you in the mail for free.