If injured in an accident, one of the first things you should do, if possible, is write down everything you can remember. For those who are unable to do so immediately following an accident, it is important to take on this task as soon as possible (typically after receiving medical attention).
As you go over the accident in your mind, attempt to answer the following questions:
- How did the accident happen?
- Who were you with at the time?
- Where were you going?
- What did you see, hear, and feel?
- Were there any witnesses?
These are the types of questions that can lead you towards taking effective notes that can come in handy in the future.
In the days following your accident, take the time to make notes regarding all of your injuries, including how these make you feel.
Regardless of the type of injuries you suffered in the accident, there is a good chance it will bring some level of pain or discomfort into your life. If you neglect to make note of how you feel, you may forget later on.
Tip: when you write this information down, it will be easier to describe how you felt in the future, such as when consulting with a personal injury attorney and/or insurance company.
Track your Conversations
Have you spoken with others who were with you at the time of the accident? What about medical professionals? Did the other party’s insurance company attempt to contact you?
Track every conversation you have, regardless of how in-depth it may be. Again, this will come in handy down the road, especially if you move forward with a lawsuit.
Immediately following an accident, there is nothing more important than taking notes on a variety of subjects, including but not limited to those detailed above. Just make sure you first receive the appropriate medical care.
When you meet with us to discuss your injuries, we can review your notes to gain a better idea of what you have gone through.