What You Should Take Notes on After a Car Accident
Being involved in a car accident can be very stressful. It is an unexpected event that can bring forth unforeseeable changes to the way you go about your daily life. Because it is so stressful, it can be difficult to remember everything you are supposed to do in the immediate aftermath of an accident. But if there is one thing that you should remember to do following an accident, it is to take notes on everything. Taking notes is important because it creates an accurate record of the events that transpired that will be helpful when you are dealing with the police, your insurance company, or your attorney. Contemporaneous notes will be more accurate than if you only rely on your memory to recall what happened. It is never too soon to begin making notes of what happened during the accident. As soon as you are sure that you and your loved ones are safe, begin taking meticulous notes of everything that you see and hear.
Write Down Everything You Can About Your Accident Injuries
If you sustained injuries during the accident, write down every detail you can about the injuries and how they are affecting your life. It is always better to write down too much than not enough, so include every detail you can think of even if you are not sure if it is important. You should also add to your notes if new symptoms develop later. In addition to any medical injuries you have, keep a record of any financial or economic losses that are caused by the accident. This includes damage to your car and other property that occurred as a result of the accident as well as other economic losses such as time off from work, missed job opportunities, or reduced working hours.
Keep Track of Any Conversation You Have Regarding the Accident
It is also important to keep a record of any conversation you have concerning the accident. Although your records of conversations may not be admissible should the case go to trial, it will add credibility to your version of events and will make it less likely that another party will change their story in the middle of the dispute. When you keep a record of a conversation, make sure that you record the date, time, people involved, and the subject matter. Some people with whom you should make sure to keep records of your conversations include any witnesses to the accident, insurance representatives, and medical providers. In addition to conversations, you should also take notes of the road and weather conditions at the time of the accident.
If you have been injured in a car accident and would like to talk to an experienced attorney about seeking compensation for your injuries, call the Florida personal injury attorneys at Mike Walker Law.