After an accident, you’re met with medical bills, police reports, and all kinds of documents that carry information about your case and injuries. You’ll need many of these documents in order get your case off the ground, but which ones are necessary?
Here are a few basic documents that you’ll need for your personal injury case.
- Police Reports
Since police reports are public record, you can access them easily. Make sure to gather all police or accident reports if there happen to be more than one. They’re a great starting point for an investigation.
- Witness Statements
Anyone who witnessed the accident can hold valuable information. Their statements may be collected by police, another investigating party, or even yourself.
- Medical Records
Any records that show your history of receiving treatment for your injuries is vital to your case. This includes any emergency room care, rehabilitation, or following check-ups. These reports help determine the extent of your injuries and how much compensation you may be due.
Photographs or video surveillance can be great evidence for your case. These photographs can come from police records or can be gathered by witnesses or even yourself if you’re able after your accident.
- Vehicle Service History
Your vehicle’s service history for the repairs after the accident is always important for your accident claim. Not only can this help determine the cause of the accident, but it can also help determine the amount of damages you may be due for vehicle repair.