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Crucial Documents Personal Injury Attorneys Usually Need When Handling Different Types of Personal Injury Cases


The importance of documentation in personal injury cases can never be over-emphasized. With the help of proper documentation, you and your personal injury attorney can prove your claim for damages and obtain fair compensation. Therefore, it is vital that after your accident, you collect enough documents and evidence to help your case. The documents you need to help your case depend entirely on your case’s specifics.

Below are five documents your personal injury attorney might need after your accident:

Police Report

When police officers arrive at the scene of an accident, they usually fill out a detailed report. In their report, they include crucial information that can help a victim with their claim. For example, a police report can consist of witness statements and details of the date and time an accident occurred. Police reports often also include at-fault parties’ insurance details. All this information is crucial and can help you settle your claim and receive the compensation you deserve.

Medical Records

It is through medical records that you can prove you suffered a severe injury after your accident. Medical records prove the impact an injury has had on your life. Therefore, ensure that, as you attend your medical appointments, you obtain and keep medical records. Also, take with you some of your doctor’s notes, medical test results, medication prescribed, and any other relevant medical records.

Your Car Insurance Policy

Your attorney may also need to see your car insurance policy so they can determine what kind of compensation you are entitled to under your policy. For example, if you want to make an underinsured or uninsured motorist claim, your attorney will need to review your insurance policy to see if you qualify to make such a claim.

Your Written Statement

Your written statement is extremely crucial, so your attorney will most likely need it. As much as you think you can narrate the incident well, it would be best to provide your statement in writing. In your account, ensure you include details of what occurred before, during, and after the accident. Remember to be honest.

Witnesses’ Written Statements

As much as witness statements can be found in police reports, your personal injury attorney needs to have access to other witness statements that may not be included in the police report. So, if you wrote down some witness statements at the scene of the accident, such information can be of great help to your case. Witness statements that are in line with your statement can help you prove that your story or claim is genuine.

Are You Looking for a Florida Personal Injury Lawyer?

Again, the documentation you need to help your case depends on the specifics of your case. Our West Palm Beach personal injury lawyers at the Pendas Law Firm can advise you on the documentation and evidence you need to help your case. We have years of experience dealing with different types of personal injury cases. With the help of documentation and other crucial evidence, we can help you obtain fair compensation for damages incurred after your accident. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Miami, Ocala, Orlando, Fort Myers, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, Tampa, Fort Lauderdale, and Bradenton areas.



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