Being involved in a car wreck is always a traumatic event, no matter how minor it may at first appear. If the accident was not your fault, you assume that the other guy's insurance company will do the "right thing" and compensate you for your injuries and personal property damage, but making assumptions like those could cost you a fair settlement offer.
Proving your claim could come down to important, and easily missed, details about your accident and your resulting medical treatments and recovery. Your case could take months to settle, and memories fade with time. Read on to find out how to keep a notebook record of your accident to increase your likelihood of getting a fair settlement.
The Accident Itself
As soon as you are well enough, get a notebook (or use your smartphone or computer if you prefer) and begin your notes with the accident itself. Keep your notes with you and jot down anything you remember, since memories may come to you in bits and pieces. Include all of the following that you can recall about the accident:
After the Accident
Your Medical Treatments and Issues
Lost Work and Opportunities
These notes will prove invaluable when it comes time to create a demand letter or if you have to take your case to court. Consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible to help you get the compensation you are entitled to receive.
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