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Collect evidence of your injuries after a car crash

Suffering an injury in a car crash can lead to extensive medical care and life impacts. If you were hit by another person, you might need to seek compensation. Making this claim can help you to recover the money that you had to spend on the medical care and other expenses that come with the injuries.

One thing that you need to do when you have injuries from a car crash is to document the effects of the crash. This means taking notes about the injuries that you suffered and the accident, as well as points you remember about the crash.

As soon as possible after the accident, write down everything that you remember about what happened. This should include the conditions on the road at the time of the accident and what happened when the crash occurred. If it is possible, you should take pictures of the accident scene.

You also need to write down the injuries you suffered. Make notes about what the medical professionals tell you about them. Write down how they are impacting your ability to do your job and live your life. Notate where the injury is located, the severity of it, how it affects your ability to move and function and how long the effects are lasting. Keeping a journal might be beneficial in these cases.

The more detailed the notes you are making, the more likely they are to help you out as you seek compensation. Don't forget to document how much work you have to miss because of the injuries and any other financial implications of the accident.

Source: FindLaw, "Take Notes About Car Accident Injuries," accessed Feb. 23, 2018

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