After a car crash in Florida, document your injuries by taking pictures, making notes, and keeping accurate and detailed medical records. Injuries may heal over time, but a photo remains unchanged and may serve as important evidence. In addition, recalling all the doctors you’ve seen or all the visits to different imagining centers may also be problematic. It would also be difficult to remember the progress of each injury, including drug or rehabilitative therapies. Therefore, keeping these records is important to help prove the extent of the harm you sustained from the accident.
If you’ve been hurt through the negligence of another party, contact us at Kogan & DiSalvo. Our veteran attorneys are well-versed in Florida’s negligence laws and have a proven track record of outstanding settlements and verdicts. Our goal is to help clients get their lives back on track with minimal disruption. Call to schedule a free consultation. We can review your case and determine if you have a viable personal injury claim based on the cause of the accident.
Make Notes About Your Injuries
The aftermath of a car accident is often chaotic. That’s why precise notes during recuperation are so important—keep a diary or a journal, digital or paper. However, it should be a dedicated space for you to note everything regarding your treatment.
Observations that are helpful in such notes would be:
- Mobility problems
- Where you are hurting
- Your physical symptoms
- Difficulty sleeping
- How much pain you feel
- How you feel emotionally
- Problems with mental clarity
- Issues you’re having with either drug or rehabilitative therapies
If you have been too disabled by the accident to write, record brief voice messages on your iPhone or iPad. A software program can be used to transcribe your voice memos. You can also ask a family member or friend to make videos as you attempt daily tasks. They are often in the best position to observe you and can compile daily written notes, which could prove valuable as post-accident records.
Take Pictures of Your Injuries
It’s common after a collision to have significant bruising. In addition, these bruises or contusions will change over time. Without photographs, you cannot later prove the extent of this. Other external injuries, such as cuts and swelling, also should be photographed because they will heal and disappear. Continue to photograph each cut, bruise, and swollen area as it heals until it is gone.
Maintain All of Your Medical Records in One Place
After a collision, records that document your medical treatment can be important evidence for a legal claim. Include individual doctors, hospitals, or the emergency room. Moreover, these records will create a timeline of your diagnoses, therapies, and recovery. Your file should include documents relating to, for example:
- Doctors visits
- Psychiatric treatment
- Prescribed medicines
- X-Rays, MRIs, Cat Scans
Contact Us at Kogan & DiSalvo for a Free Consultation
A car crash can upend your life, so it’s essential to keep accurate medical records. We understand how high the stakes are for you and that your recovery may depend on receiving fair compensation for your damages. When you need a full-service law firm that takes cases on a contingency basis, you can rely on our compassionate team of Florida car accident attorneys. Call us now for a free, no-obligation consultation. We work on a contingency basis, so there are no upfront legal fees.
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