If you have been made a victim of an accident, then you are likely suffering from serious injuries. This, inevitably, comes with medical bills that you have to take care of. But with your accident being due to no fault of your own, you should not have to suffer in silence. Instead, you must seek financial compensation via a personal injury claim. Follow along to find out how to document your injuries and damages for your claim and how a proficient Washington, D.C. injury lawyer at Simeone & Miller, LLP can work on your behalf.
How do I best document my injuries for my personal injury claim?
Understandably so, you may be overwhelmed immediately after your involvement in an accident. Though, you must remain as calm as possible so that you can best document your injuries. With that being said, for the sake of your personal injury claim, you should take the following steps immediately after your accident:
- Call for law enforcement to arrive at the scene, so that you may get a copy of your official accident report.
- Call for an ambulance, so that you may get a copy of your official medical report.
- Take photos and videos of your injuries and the overall scene of the accident.
- Speak with witnesses, so that you may get oral or written testimonies regarding the events of your accident.
- Speak with property owners, so that you may get surveillance camera footage of your accident occurring.
How do I best record my expenses for my personal injury claim?
To reiterate, you must attend the ambulance that is dispatched to the scene of your accident. You must also allow them to take you to the emergency room, run their standardized lab tests, and more. In addition, you must go to follow-up appointments with your doctor as recommended and abide by your prescribed treatment plan. Going through this process may ensure that you are seeking the right amount of financial compensation that you require to make a full recovery. So, along the way, you must request copies of these medical expenses to use for your personal injury claim.
Besides medical bills, there are other ways to record your expenses. For example, you may want to get a quote for your car repairs if your personal injury accident was particularly an auto accident. Or if your accident occurred on your property, you may request a quote for your property damages.
Importantly, the statute of limitations for your claim will be approximately three years from the date of your incident. So, if you are ready and willing to kickstart your personal injury claim, then you must employ a talented Washington, D.C. injury lawyer today. We look forward to working alongside you.