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Documenting Your Accident

Posted by Quinn Posner | Sep 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

After an accident, there are many things that you are likely thinking about, especially if you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result. When that accident is caused by another person's negligence, it is important that one of the things you think about is obtaining and keeping as much information about the accident as possible.

When your accident is another person's fault, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit to obtain financial compensation for your injuries. One of the most important things you can do to prepare is to document anything and everything to do with the accident and your injuries.

With the help of an experienced Washington personal injury attorney, you can effectively prove that another driver's negligence was the cause of your injuries. When your injuries are another person's fault, you deserve financial compensation.

Keep All the Information You Can

After an accident, it is crucial to keep as much information as you can for your personal injury attorney. This includes a wide variety of documents, contact information, and more.

Other Driver's Insurance

As soon as you can, obtain the other driver's insurance information, or find out if they do not have insurance. If your accident was serious, you may not have been able to get the information right after the accident. If so, get it as soon as you can. With the insurance information, your attorney can negotiate possible settlements and understand the other driver's policy limits.

Keep All Medical Records

If you suffered injuries as the result of an accident, and you received medical treatment of any kind as a result, there will be medical records that you need to keep. These include

  • doctor's notes and your file,
  • rehabilitation center records,
  • chiropractic reports,
  • prescription information, and
  • bills, invoices, or charges.

Your medical costs are an important part of computing and proving your damages in a personal injury case. The more records you keep, the easier it will be on you and your Washington attorney to prove your case.

Property Damage Costs and Reports

Other costs are also important to prove. One major example is the damage to your vehicles, such as a:

Damage to the vehicle itself and any personal property contained in it can be incredibly expensive to repair or replace. You deserve to be compensated for the damage to your property when that damage is another person's fault.

Make sure to keep:

  • repair shop invoices,
  • receipts for replaced items,
  • receipts or other records of the cost of any damaged property, and
  • insurance coverage information for any damaged property.

Consult a Washington Personal Injury Attorney

Keeping information related to your accident is very important. If you have been in an accident, you need an experienced attorney who understands the personal injury process and how to effectively prove that another person caused you harm. You can enter into the process with confidence that your case will be handled correctly.

Experienced personal injury attorney Quinn Posner represents clients in Camas, Washougal, Vancouver, and the rest of Clark County. Contact Quinn Posner today to schedule a free consultation.

About the Author

Quinn Posner

Location: Vancouver, Washington Phone: 360-524-4767 Fax: 360.326.1913 As a former Clark County Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and in-house insurance defense attorney for a large international insurance company, litigation is my passion. That is why I have chosen personal injury and eviction law to focus my practice on.

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