When it comes to personal injury law, cases usually hinge on the concept of negligence or carelessness and involves the world’s assumption that you're doing your part to uphold a standard of safety. On the road, any number of accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, or bicycles because someone wasn't abiding by traffic laws.
When these traffic laws get broken, people can get hurt or killed — especially when heavy machinery is involved. For these reasons, we also need to make sure you deal with car insurance companies effectively enough to avoid bad faith situations in which adequate coverage isn't provided for ludicrous reasons.
In these cases, here are a few of the most important items to submit to me, your personal injury lawyer:
- Driver's License, insurance, and your vehicle information
- Accident details, including date, time, and location
- Relevant information about other drivers, vehicles, and passengers
- Names and contact information of witnesses
- Copies of filed accident or incident reports, as well as copies of any traffic tickets written at the scene
- Any medical records or physical reports, including x-rays and test results, related to the accident
- Information about your pre-existing conditions, which may have been exacerbated by the accident
- Expense records for any ongoing medications or treatment resulting from the accident
- Records of any other expenses, such as transportation costs, due to the accident
- Documentation of lost days, hours and wages
- Copies of all correspondence with insurance companies
In order to keep these items in order, it might be best to put them all together in a folder or journal. If you're in the right, and you can provide all the above items, your case should be in good shape.