After you’ve been in a car accident, you will need to gather evidence to support a personal injury claim. Part of this is collecting various documents that can back up the claims you make.
Here’s a quick overview of the most important records for you to collect after an accident.
- Police reports: Police reports will continue useful information that could play a role in insurance negotiations and injury lawsuits. The report will contain facts of the case, possible causes, the officer’s own observations and opinions, witness information and other basic facts of the case.
- Medical records: You should collect all medical records related to treatment for injuries suffered in the accident. This includes ambulance bills, bills for hospital stays and bills and records for ongoing treatment and rehabilitation. Get these records from every provider you work with as part of your recovery.
- Vehicle information: You should get proof of the vehicle’s value for the condition it was in before the accident, as well as estimates for the damages suffered in the accident. This will help to determine compensation amounts for the losses related to the vehicle itself.
- Proof of income: If you lose time at work because of your accident, you should be prepared to verify your income and the hit it took as a result of your accident. Proof of income can include paycheck stubs, records of direct deposits, records of tips earned and any other documents that show how much you would have missed out on due to the accident.
For more information about how you can prepare for your auto accident claim, contact a trusted Bradenton, FL personal injury lawyer at Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh.