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3 tips for documenting car accident injuries

On Behalf of | May 23, 2022 | personal injury |

A car accident can catch you by surprise and result in serious injuries. These injuries can make it difficult for you to go back to your normal life, and it may take a while for you to go back to work, school or your other typical daily tasks.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, car accidents on average kill over 100 people in the U.S. every day. Although many accidents are fatal, even injurious accidents can have long-term effects, so you should know how to effectively document your injuries following a collision.

1. Get copies of medical records

Every time you see a doctor or another medical professional, obtain copies of your medical records for your own personal documentation. You should also keep all copies of receipts for any treatment you pay for.

2. Continue to see your doctor

If you sustained minor injuries in the car accident, you may not want to go back to see your doctor following the initial visit. However, continue to go back to your doctor for as many appointments as your physician recommends.

3. Record your recovery

Keep a journal that details all your injuries and how you feel during the recovery process. You should also take note of what you can and cannot do during the day because of your injuries.

The opposing insurance company may try and make you settle for less than what your injuries are worth. Having proper documentation of your injuries can help you obtain fair and proper compensation after the accident.