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3 ways to document car accident injuries for a stronger claim

Documenting your injuries after a car accident is a crucial aspect of pursuing a personal injury case. Whether you are bringing a lawsuit or negotiating an insurance settlement, the more evidence you have of your position, the better your chances of receiving adequate compensation.

Do not overlook the importance of getting medical attention and documenting all expenses. Here is a guide to collecting comprehensive documentation of your car accident injuries.

1. Seek immediate medical attention

Even if you think you only have minor injuries, get medical attention. Apart from being beneficial for your health and wellbeing, documentation of your injuries immediately following the accident helps determine a baseline of your condition. During your first visit to the doctor or hospital, request copies of records, reports and diagnoses.

2. Create a file and save everything

Make things easier for yourself by creating a medical file. Maintain an ongoing record of paperwork regarding your treatments. Documents to save include medical bills and insurance questionnaires. Having this file will help you create a narrative of your injuries and subsequent treatments. It also tracks all reimbursable expenditures.

3. Keep a diary

Recording your thoughts about your medical condition throughout the treatment and recovery process can be useful. Such chronicling helps you pay close attention to your injuries, potentially leading to more productive doctor visits. It is also a great way to document mental distress related to your injury. Write down any stress, confusion, sleepless nights or any other signs of mental trauma. This can help strengthen your claim for receiving compensation for pain and suffering.

By following these three steps, you can create a robust factual record of your injuries and the progression of your medical condition. Even if you have been getting treatments for the past few weeks and have not yet created a medical file or written a diary, it is not too late to start. If you need help negotiating your settlement or bringing forward a lawsuit, contact a personal injury attorney.

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