In any personal injury case, it is essential that you gather all of the necessary details relating to your accident, and gather all of the necessary details regarding the impact of the accident. It is also important to document how the accident affected you from an emotional perspective and caused you anxiety and stress. It is important to gather all of the necessary details relating to all of your injuries from the top of your head to the bottom and explain these injuries in detail to your medical providers.
The significant details relating to your accident include a summary of what you saw before the impact. Do you remember seeing the negligent driver’s vehicle? Were they operating their vehicle in an unsafe manner? For example, were they going too fast or did they lose control of their vehicle? It is essential that you document these details as soon as you can after your accident.
It is also important that you document in detail the impact and what you remember hearing. You must document what your innermost thoughts were when you heard the impact. For example, did you get scared? Did you think you were going to die? Were you concerned about being injured? Document all of your innermost thoughts, fears, and anxieties. It is these anxieties and fears that lawyers call pain and suffering damages.
In addition, it is also important that you document if any part of your body hit any part of the inside of your vehicle. Did your vehicle get pushed forward? Did your airbags deploy? Where was your vehicle’s final resting position after the collision occurred? Document any conversations that you had with the negligent driver and particularly take notes if the driver tells you about any unsafe acts that he or she committed that caused your accident.
Take photographs that depict all of the damage to all of the vehicles involved including your vehicle. Make sure you take photographs of all damage to the outside and inside of your vehicle.
Before you go and see your doctor, make sure you take some notes that document in detail all of your injuries, limitations, and restrictions from top to bottom. Describe your injuries in detail. For example, it is not enough to just write neck pain. Be more specific. Describe the pain. What did the pain feel like? Did you have an aching piercing pain in your neck? Did you have any throbbing aches and pains? Did you have any pain that shot from your neck into your head? Make sure you are specific and list as many details as you can relating to your pain, limitations, and restrictions.
When you go and see your doctor and he asks you about your injuries, provides him with all of the details that you wrote down summarizing in detail all of your injuries, limitations, and restrictions from top to bottom. It is also important that you tell your doctor how the accident has impacted you emotionally and all of your fears, anxieties, and stresses relating to the accident.