Taking Notes After a Car Accident

Notes after a car accident can provide critical evidence for your car accident claim. They will help you remember key details that could ensure you get the most money possible to compensate for your injuries.

Among the many things you should note after a car accident are the other driver’s information (license number, insurance information, car information, VIN, license plate, etc.) and the factors that led to the accident (weather conditions, road conditions, driver negligence, failing to obey traffic signals, etc.). If at all possible, you should also take photos of the accident scene and document any conversations you had with the other driver or with eyewitnesses.

After a car accident, you will go through many emotions. You will likely be scared, injured, and have many thoughts going through your mind about what to do and the last thing you will probably be thinking of is taking notes. However, taking them and continuing them even after the car accident can only help you.

Document any injuries and doctor visits. Keep track of expenses and record any time away from work due to the injuries. Record your emotions as well. If you develop any new symptoms or experience severe pain, document this. All of these notes can and should be shown to your lawyer who may use them to reinforce your claims.

If you are involved in a car accident, notes can provide critical evidence for your claim. Be sure to share these notes with your lawyer so you can receive the compensation you deserve. Contact a Staten Island personal injury lawyer from Gacovino Lake & Associates for a free consultation at 1-800-246-4878.

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