When you are injured in a collision or other unfortunate encounter with another object or vehicle, there are steps you can take to assist your counsel in your case. The following article summarizes the three most critical things you can do to capture the evidence for your case.
# 1 Get medical treatment right away. Delaying medical treatment may create issues later on in linking the cause of the injury with the injury suffered. Along with seeking medical treatment, be compliant in following the doctor’s orders to help restore you to your prior physical health, if at all possible.
#2 Keep a journal of your treatment and pain. Make a daily log of tasks or chores that you are limited or cannot perform. Also log your pain on a daily basis. What type of pain, how intense the pain is, and how long it lasts each day are helpful in later remembering how you felt or for how long you could not perform certain tasks or movements. Indicate what limitations you are experiencing due to the injury suffered. Also keep track of doctor appointments and medications that you are prescribed and are taking each day and what amounts.
#3 Get pictures of the scene. If you are able, obtain pictures of the location of the collision, slip and fall, and the surroundings. Note the time of day, weather conditions, signage, or lack of signage. If it is a vehicle collision, obtain photos of both vehicles involved and the location of the vehicles in relation to the surroundings.
These things may seem logical, but to think about them ahead of time will help you to preserve necessary information for your case.
We hope that you have found this information to be helpful. This is not intended to be legal advice. As part of our practice, CIYOU & DIXON, P.C. frequently handles matters involving personal injury. This blog post was written by Attorney, Julie Dixon.