Every time you get in your car to go somewhere, you put yourself at risk of getting into a car accident. Car accidents remain as one of the leading causes of injury and death in the U.S.
According to the National Safety Council, 39,107 people in the U.S. died in car accidents in 2019 and many more sustained injuries. If you recently incurred injuries in a car crash, it is important to properly document your injuries and the ensuing recovery process.
1. Take photos
Photos are a valuable form of evidence in any personal injury case. Gather photos of the scene of the crash and take photos of any injuries you sustained. Take pictures of your injuries at regular intervals as you recover from the car crash.
2. Follow your physician’s orders
Your physician may want to continually see you for appointments as you heal from your car accident injuries to provide additional treatment and recommendations. Do not skip these appoints. You should also gather copies of your medical records and receipts for any payments you make to receive treatment.
3. Keep a daily journal
Document your personal experience as you heal from the car accident and your injuries. Write down how you feel every day and what kinds of activities your injuries prohibit you from completing.
Depending on your injuries, you may be eligible to receive compensation for pain, suffering, medical care and other damages following your accident. Proper documentation can help you support your claim and protect your interests.