If you or a family member has been involved in a car accident, it is important to document the evidence to help in any potential lawsuits, particularly if the accident resulted in injury.
A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words
With the ready availability of cell phone cameras, taking pictures following an accident to establish position of involved vehicles, location, time of day etc. can provide useful information when recreating the scene of the accident to determine fault.
Eye Witness Accounts
Usually accidents don’t go unnoticed. Take the time to approach other motorists, pedestrians, residents or shop owners who may have witnessed your or a family member’s accident. Ask for their contact information in the event their testimony is needed. If a police report is filed, get a copy.
Write Down Details
Along with pictures, it is important to jot down notes regarding the accident scene including date, location, and what led up to the accident. Anything you can remember may help.
If you were injured in the accident, whether you sought medical attention immediately or not, take the time to document what is wrong. Take photos of visible injuries, write down details regarding your ailments related to the accident. If you miss work due to the injury, keep a log of time missed and why.
Medical Care Records
If you do end up seeking medical attention, document the details of the facility’s address, doctor, when you visited and if you missed work as a result of seeking care. Keep copies of your receipts and copays.
Keep Financial Records
Medical care and missed work can add up kickly so keep a record of all expenses associated with the injury.
Involved in a Car Accident – Contact Our Davenport Car Accident Lawyers
Get help If you are injured in a motor vehicle accident immediately. A knowledgeable personal injury attorney can help you to get the compensation you need if you have been injured in a car or truck accident. The Davenport, Iowa personal injury team of McDonald, Woodward & Carlson PC can assist you – call our offices at 563-355-6478 or contact us online.