A personal injury can be anything from a broken bone to a serious brain injury. Everyone deals with them differently, and the medical techniques used to help patients heal vary, too. After any kind of personal injury, it’s going to be in your best interests to seek medical care and second opinions when needed.
When you suffer a personal injury as a result of another person’s negligence, recklessness or intentional actions, it’s important that you take the time to file a personal injury claim. If the other party has insurance, you may be able to file a claim directly for compensation. If they do not, then your attorney may need to assist you with a personal injury lawsuit.
What documents should you keep for your personal injury attorney?
You should keep a number of documents prepared for your personal injury attorney including:
- Medical bills and receipts
- Photos of your injuries
- Diagnoses and medical documents
- Photos from the crash site or site where you were injured
- Information about the other party involved, whether that’s an individual, store or other entity
- Receipts for food, gasoline and other travel items related to your care
- Information on changes you would need in your home or on your property to assist with your care
Overall, you want to give a copy of any documents that pertain to your injuries to your attorney. Your attorney can use those to help negotiate a fair settlement for you. Our website has more information on what you should do if you’re hurt by another party. With a good claim, you can get fair compensation.