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How To Properly Document Your Personal Injuries After A Florida Car Accident


After a Florida car accident, things can be chaotic. However, it is vital that you start documenting your personal injuries as soon as possible after your accident. Documenting your personal injuries after a Florida auto accident can help you recover the compensation you deserve. The negligent party’s insurance company will need documents that show that your injuries are as severe as you claim. The insurance company will need documents that show you suffered your injuries in the manner that you claim you did. Without sufficient documentation, you may not be able to recover the compensation you deserve.

Properly Documenting Your Personal Injuries After a Florida Car Accident

The first rule when it comes to documenting your injuries after a Florida car accident is to start immediately. If you can, take pictures of your injuries soon after your car accident. Your injuries may heal over time, but images remain unchanged. You might have an easier time proving the extent of your injuries if you have photo evidence. After a car accident, look for, among others, the following, and take pictures;

  • Cuts
  • Bruises
  • Swelling

In addition to photos, there are many other ways you can document your personal injuries after a Florida car accident. Below are some of these ways;

Police report

After a car accident, the police are called to the accident scene. After conducting a preliminary investigation, the police prepare a report. In a police report, you can find, among many other details, details of any injuries sustained in the accident.

Medical reports

After suffering injuries in a car accident, you should seek immediate medical attention. Even if you think your injury is minor, you should seek medical treatment immediately after a car accident. Medical reports written soon after a car accident can help you prove the severity of your injuries. They can also help you prove that you suffered your injuries in the manner you claim you did and not in a different incident.

Personal Journal

Another way you can document your personal injuries after a Florida car accident is by keeping a journal about your injuries and medical care. In your journal, include as much information as possible. For example, talk about the pain you are experiencing, the inconveniences your injuries have caused you, and how your injuries have affected your social relationships. Also, in your journal, document any psychological issues you might be experiencing after your accident. Documenting your psychological issues can help you recover additional damages, such as pain and suffering or emotional distress.

Medical Bills

You should also include your medical bills as part of your personal injury documentation. Save all your medical bills and present them to your attorney. Keep receipts and invoices of any medical services you have received or medicine you have taken because of your injuries.

Legal Help Is Available

Were you injured in a Florida car accident due to another party’s negligence? Do you need help with your personal injury claim? Contact our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm. We can help you recover the maximum compensation possible.

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



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