In the aftermath of an accident, it’s important to gather as much information as possible. Even if you’re not sure whether or not you’ll hire a personal injury lawyer, you should take the time to talk to a few people who witnessed the accident and ask them for their contact information. It is important to obtain this information as soon as possible.
Most times, if you’re involved in an accident that merits hiring a lawyer, police will undoubtedly show up at the scene. Police reports contain valuable information that your lawyer will definitely want to have. If a police report was filed, try to get a hold of it immediately following the incident. To get the report, call the police station and put in a formal request to have it sent to you. There will likely be a fee to have the report printed and sent to your home.
Start taking pictures of all the damage to yourself and your vehicle as soon as you are able. Pictures of your injuries when they’re fresh will help convey the experience you had during the accident.
As far as the insurance company is concerned, if you didn’t go see a doctor, you must not be very hurt. Don’t downplay the severity of your injuries for the sake of looking tough. You want to have a full detailed account of what you experienced that’s been verified by a doctor.
While it doesn’t specifically have to do with your injuries, the amount of damage and cost of repair is evidence which can show the severity of the collision. Get a repair estimate for your vehicle before seeing your injury lawyer.