Important Records You'll Need To Reach A Good Car Accident Settlement


After a car accident, you might be concerned with how much you will receive in compensation. Even if you are able to prove that the other party is at fault, their insurance provider will do everything they can to reduce your compensation. Record keeping and an effective legal team will allow you to increase the settlement that you will eventually receive.

Make Sure to Get a Police Report

One of the most important documents is the police report. This report will credibly verify the details of the car accident and will be used in the claims process. However, if the officer makes a mistake and includes an inaccurate detail, make sure to contact the police department so you can have the mistake corrected.

Gather All Your Car Repair Bills

After a car accident, two of your main expenses will most likely be your medical bills and lost wages. However, a car repair bill can also be very expensive. Make sure to keep all repair receipts. If the damage is extensive enough, you may be able to declare your car a total loss and will be entitled to compensation for the full value of your vehicle.

The other party might dispute the damage done to your car and might argue that the damage was caused by a previous incident or that the car repair technician exaggerated the damage done to your car. Therefore, you may need help from a car accident attorney when gathering evidence to prove damages.

Keep Your Medical Records Up-To-Date

As you receive treatment for your injuries, you will have access to medical records that can be used to prove damages. These include:

  • Medical bills

  • Diagnostic tests

  • Appointments with a doctor

  • Therapy sessions

  • Medications

You will be entitled to compensation for these expenses when they are directly tied to the car accident. These records also establish a connection between the car accident and your medical condition.

Assemble Your Employment Information

You will also be entitled to compensation for lost wages. In some cases, this is simple to prove by simply showing paystubs. However, some workers, such as waitresses and independent contractors, can have more complicated employment records and it can be more difficult to prove damages.

Fortunately, while you are focused on recovering, a car accident attorney will do much of the work for you by gathering and organizing paperwork and creating legal arguments so you can present the strongest possible case. 


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