Obtaining an injury is never planned. That is why it is important to know how to document your injuries in the event that an accident does occur. According to the Department of Motor Vehicles, there are two very important elements in the documentation of your injuries and losses after an accident.
The first step is to write down as much detailed information as possible. The information should include the doctor’s names, addresses, receipts, and any medical bills that you have obtained from your visits. It is also suggested that you keep a daily journal where you should document facts such as level of pain and any restrictions to your daily life that you are suffering from since your accident. Keeping track of how many days you have missed work and how much you have spent on travels directly related to your injury may also be a good idea.
Any damage to your body or property that is visible should be documented by photograph. The more pictures you have will help you to build stronger evidence for your claim. It might also be helpful to have multiple people take pictures of your damaged property or of the injuries on your body. Having multiple copies might be helpful if you accidentally lose your personal copies.
Any type of accident is unexpected and frightening. Obtaining the knowledge to be properly equipped in case of an injury is very important. Proper documentation will allow you to be successful in receiving the best possible settlement for the damage to your property and injuries. It is also highly encouraged to seek out a personal injury attorney if you or a loved one has recently been injured in an accident due to someone else’s negligent actions.