Keep your Paper Work After a Car Accident
Organization is your best defense for your personal injury case. Hold on to all paperwork that will be presented to the insurance company including all communications and evidence from the accident. I recommend keeping a binder to store all important documents in one place.
The following are important items for you to hold on to:
- All prescriptions given to you by the emergency room doctor and your treating physician.
- Letters from your doctor that state you are unable to work.
- Collect all receipts for out of pocket expenses including a rental car, prescriptions, co-pays, funeral expenses, etc.
- Keep the names, addresses and phone numbers of witnesses as well as anything you might have overheard any witnesses say at the scene of the accident.
- Receipts for traveling to and from your doctor’s office, physical therapy, or diagnostic center including gas, tolls, bus or taxi.
Loosing important paperwork will delay, reduce, or even deny your accident claim. Your case cannot be settled if there is a lack of evidence both prior to filing the lawsuit and up to the time of closing statements.
The Cunnane Law Office has provided this content for informational purposes only. You should refer your questions to a personal injury attorney.