Being properly compensated for your car collision requires being organized. Collecting and keeping the documentation you need is one of the most important things you can do to prove your injuries and damages resulting from the auto accidents. You will definitely need a copy of the accident report. Your insurance company will want a copy, as will your personal injury attorney.
If you suffered injuries from the auto accident, you will want to keep careful records of every single medical treatment, prescription drug, rehabilitative therapy, surgery, and even your gas, meals and motel costs if you are required to travel a distance for medical treatment. Any receipts, medical bills, discharge information or any other paperwork given you by a medical provider can potentially be important, so keep everything, and keep it carefully organized.
Detailed Notes Can Help Your Fairbanks, Alaska Car Accident Case
If your injuries from the auto accident caused you to take time away from work, you must carefully document any lost wages. This will include the time periods in which you were unable to work. You can request a form from your employer which will state your job title, your current rate of pay, the number of hours you typically work per week, including overtime, the number of workdays missed, including any sick days or vacation days you were forced to take, and the total amount of lost wages.
You can ask your insurance adjusters to communicate with you via email as opposed to telephone conversations, which will allow you to save every piece of correspondence.
Unless you document all of your phone calls, it can be difficult to prove who said what. If you are able, following your accident, take photographs at the scene of the accident, including photos of the actual accident, the damage to each vehicle, injuries to yourself or other (those that show), and even the surrounding areas which could offer insight into the cause of the accident.
If your car accident occurred at a busy intersection or in front of a business, there could possibly be surveillance footage available from the city or the property owner. Keep all your records well-organized—you and your personal injury attorney will be glad you did.
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