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Documenting The Evidence Of A Car Accident

If you’re involved in a car accident, it’s crucial to document and preserve as much evidence as possible. Failure to do this is the biggest reason car accident victims do not receive the compensation they should if they file a personal injury claim. Here are some steps to follow in order to appropriately document evidence for your claim:

  • As soon as possible following the accident, write down everything you can recall—including the location, time, and circumstances
  • Take photos at the scene if possible, and keep them somewhere they can’t be easily deleted
  • Report any medical symptoms, however minor, to your doctor or medical provider
  • Photograph any visible injuries you may have
  • Keep notes or a journal of your symptoms, both physical and emotional, and describe the impact they have on your everyday life
  • Track any work days you miss as a result of the accident and obtain documentation from your employer, if possible
  • Maintain logs of any doctor’s visits or physical therapy sessions related to the accident
  • Itemize all of your expenses

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