They say that it is important to have an injury lawyer when it comes to personal injury cases. Indeed, it’s important but it’s not enough. A successful case will only be possible if you have the right information. After all, the evidence will tell it all.
Reporting the Incident
The first thing you will have to do when you just had an accident is to report it. Usually, we call the emergency hotline number which is 911. An officer or a rescuer will surely respond and will ask you to file a report. It’s vital that the information given has to be truthful and accurate. It would be best if there’s another person or a witness who can also help in filling in the right information.
Gathering Important Records
When accidents and injuries happen, it’s impossible to avoid medical treatments. Indeed, not all injuries can be grave but it’s necessary to get medical treatment because it can be used as evidence. The report will provide detailed information about the injury as well as the costs. With this at hand, it will be easier for the injury lawyer to win the case for his or her client. Aside from medical records, you can also gather other important records depending on your accident. If you were in a car wreck then you must have all important records about the car’s original cost as well as its repair costs. Moreover, it’s also important that the lawyer will have a copy on the police’s report about the accident.
Keeping All the Records
After gathering all the necessary files or records, the next thing would be storing them. It has to be kept in a safe and secure place. It would also be better if there is more than one copy of each record and the lawyer has to have at least one of each document.
Other Important Records
Aside from legal records from the hospital, police or from insurance companies, it would be better if you keep a personal journal about the accident. The journal must contain all the necessary information about the incident. It must have the names and contact numbers of the doctors or rescuers as well as the witnesses. Aside from the names of people, the journal must also contain the time and date of medical appointments and interviews. You see, an organized witness is a credible witness.
Normally, injury cases would take a long time to settle and there are some who wouldn’t wish to resolve the case. If you are patient enough and organized then the result you want would be easier to achieve. After all, what you are wanting is justice and it is possible with the help of your injury lawyer.