After sustaining serious injuries in a car accident, the following period can be chaotic. Even so, it is imperative that you carefully document the details of your injury to increase your chances of being properly compensated when you file a personal injury claim.
As a personal injury law firm, we want you to know that before providing payment, insurers will often require evidence that your injuries are as serious as you say they are. If you can provide sufficient evidence, it is more likely that the outcome of your claim will be successful. As you document your injuries, here are some strategies our personal injury law team recommends:
- Stay organized by creating a file dedicated to your recovery process. This medical file should include copies of your medical bills, an initial treatment report, benefit letters, medical test results, and medical imaging results.
- Even if your injuries seem minor, photograph your injuries throughout the recovery process. If possible, start taking photos of your injuries as soon as they happen. And once you collect new photographs, make sure you take note of when each picture was taken.
- On a regular basis, write down in a journal how you are feeling and your recovery process. By routinely keeping a personal record, you can provide more detailed information about how you are doing to your physician, who will maintain professional records of your condition.
If you have any questions, our personal injury law firm is always here to help. Contact us today to set up a consultation.