If you’re injured in an auto accident, one thing you may want to think about doing is building a strong personal injury case. A good personal injury case requires you to have evidence, good records of your medical treatment and financial losses and other details.
To help yourself build a better case, there are a few things that you need to do. Here are five steps that will make sure you have the tools you need to negotiate or handle your case in court.
Get photos at the scene
If you can, taking photos at the scene can help you keep evidence close at hand. Having photos will not only jog your memory but also help you prove certain people or vehicles were present.
Exchange insurance and personal information
If you exchange information at the scene, you’ll know who you have to reach out to when you make a claim and make it much easier to identify who you actually collided with (if there is any confusion).
Keep medical documents
You need to keep copies of all your medical documents. Showing that you went to the hospital for suspected injuries, received treatment and may need ongoing care is important for the purpose of making a claim.
Keep all your bills and receipts
Next, remember to keep copies of all your bills and receipts. Even if you just take photos of them, you’ll want to have them to be able to prove how much you have in expenses related to your injuries. You’ll also want to keep track of lost wages, which you can ask to have the other party compensate you for.
Get to know your legal rights
Finally, get to know your legal rights. While you might think that making a claim is straightforward, it can actually be a little difficult to negotiate and get what you need. An attorney will make sure your case is in order and that the right paperwork is filed exactly when it needs to be.
These are five things to do after a car crash to help build your case. Keep them in mind, so you can be prepared when you make your claim.