When it comes to the final stages of settling a personal Injury claim, it is the detailed attention paid during the early stages of the personal injury claim that can be critical in obtaining the best resolution possible for a plaintiff.
If you have been injured in an accident or someone you know has been injured in an accident, take note of the following tips to strengthening your case:
1) Take photographs of injuries, the scene of the accident, the vehicles, and area involved in the accident.
2) Document in detail your recollection of the accident as soon as you are able. By documenting immediately, you will be able to recall with greater detail what actually occurred. Our minds lose detail as time passes and we don’t recall the situation as clearly.
3) You should make note of the time of the accident, the speed of the vehicles, the location involved, who was there (witnesses), whether the police arrived at the scene, whether tickets were issued, and the sharing of insurance information and personal contact information of all drivers involved. You should also make note of the medical treatment that was received, whether an ambulance was used and, if so, who was taken by ambulance.
This information provided to your personal injury attorney can be critical in helping to assess liability and damages, and in helping to achieve the best resolution possible for a plaintiff.