Minor vehicle accidents happen every day and many of the people involved are able to document the incident in which they sustained some level of injury.
If you are the victim of a vehicle crash, do your best to record details of the accident. The information will be valuable in terms of insurance compensation.
Photographic evidence of a car crash is valuable for law enforcement and for your attorney to have. Use your cellphone to take pictures of the other driver’s insurance card and the damage to the vehicles. Take photos of the license plates and anything of interest about the crash site.
Drawing a diagram
If you are not able to take pictures, jot down notes while the details of the crash are fresh in your mind. Draw a diagram showing the direction in which each vehicle was traveling. Note the time of the crash, the weather conditions and objects such as buildings, street signs or highway markers. Take down contact information for the other driver and for any witnesses to the crash who consent to giving you their contact information.
Seeking medical attention
It is important for your well-being to seek medical attention as soon as possible, even if you feel OK. Symptoms of certain types of injuries may not appear for hours or even days after the car crash. If you have underlying injuries, early treatment is the best way to guard against more serious health issues down the road. In addition, the doctor will prepare a report that will tie any injuries you might have directly to the car crash. This along with a police report and the documentation you provided will help you obtain full and fair insurance compensation to cover your medical costs and more.