Document Your Personal Injury Claim to Assist Your Attorney

By Personal Injury Attorney David Hammer

  • Take photographs of the vehicles involved and photograph the accident scene (including street signs or buildings), for reference points.

  • Take photographs of your injuries.

  • Obtain names and contact information of any witnesses.

  • Keep a journal of your injuries and your medical treatment, including therapy and diagnostic testing.

  • Keep receipts for prescription medications, co-pays, durable medical products, and travel expenses.

  • If you had to hire others to assist with daily living activities, chores or other household duties you are unable to perform, keep receipts of those charges.

  • Document your lost wages.

This will assist your attorney in preserving valuable evidence of your losses and damages.