If you are the victim of a vehicle accident, there is no reason for you to have to cover all of the expenses related to that accident yourself. This means that if you were hurt in the accident, you should have help from the other party and his or her insurance company to pay for your medical bills, and you should be financially compensated if you have had to miss a lot of work because of the accident.
For a more successful case, you will need to keep proper documentation of your injuries after the accident. Also, working with a good car accident attorney helps. These are a few effective ways that you can document your injuries after an accident.
1. Take Photographs
There is a reason why they say that pictures are worth a thousand words. When it comes to visible injuries, having photographs of your bruises and other visible injuries will help you prove them, even if they have started to fade and heal by the time that you and your lawyer end up going to court. Snap photos of these injuries, or consider asking a friend or family member to take these pictures.
2. Write Everything Down
Many people make the mistake of not writing things down after their accidents. They might think that they will remember everything that is related to their injury and the accident, but these memories can begin to fade as the days, weeks and months go by. Jotting down your feelings, treatments and other information can help trigger your memory if you are asked questions later. Plus, people -- and juries -- can get a much better idea of just how injured you were by looking at pictures.
3. Keep all Paperwork
You will probably be given a lot of paperwork related to your injuries. Between what you are given when you go to the doctor or hospital and what you will probably receive in the mail, you will probably end up with a stack of bills for medical care services, doctor's notes to give to your employer and more. Make copies of everything, and keep all of this documentation in a safe place. By keeping all of your paperwork, you'll be able to prove that you were injured. Plus, you will have all of your medical bills close at hand, so you can write up a more thorough list of all of your medical bills and expenses so that you can be compensated for them.
To help your personal injury case along after a car accident, it's a good idea to do what you can to document all of your injuries. Luckily, following these three tips can help.