Documentation is essential in a personal injury case

Posted August 24th, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

documenting your personal injury claim anthony carboneIt’s probably not in your thoughts after an accident, but documenting everything that happened in your personal injury accident is essential for winning your case. As we all know, as time progresses, the mind tends to forget the little details and sometimes it’s those details that can make or break your case. By writing down everything that happens before, during, and after your accident can help not only corroborate your claim but help your personal injury lawyer know the facts behind the accident.

So what exactly should you be writing down? Well, start with the accident itself. Let’s say you were walking into a local convenience store and went to the refrigeration section to buy a carton of milk. In front of the refrigerators is puddle that formed because of a leaky unit and there are no signs to warn of the danger. Not noticing the puddle, you get the carton of milk but as you turn to leave, you slip on the puddle and fall, injuring your arm.

In the scenario above, your next step after seeking medical attention is to record the accident. Make sure you record everything, including the store’s lack of signs, what you were doing before the accident, and what happened after you were injured. If you did sustain injuries that required medical attention, make sure you keep a record every time to see your doctor, even if it’s just a follow-up after bruising your shin.

Also, make sure you record any time you lost at work, if the accident had affected your daily activities, and if you no longer find joy in certain hobbies or activities you use to enjoy before the accident. This is all essential for your personal injury case.

And when you are ready to make a personal injury claim, make sure you go with the best. For 26 years, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has been handling tough personal injury cases throughout New Jersey and we are ready to help you. Contact us today for a free consultation.

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