Driving is likely a normal part of your everyday life as you travel to work, school and errands. But every time you get in your car to drive, the risk of getting injured in an accident exists.
According to the North Carolina Department of Transportation, 105,390 car accident injuries occurred in North Carolina in 2020. If you get hurt in a car accident, you should know how to document your injuries to protect your interests.
1. Take pictures
Even if you think your injuries are minor, take pictures of them at regular intervals following the motor vehicle accident. Carefully label these pictures and store them in a safe place.
2. Maintain a journal
It may take time to completely recover from your injuries after a car crash. Document your progress by writing in a journal. Every day, write down how your injuries feel, what kind of progress you have made and your personal thoughts.
3. Create a file of information
Create a file that includes official medical records from every doctor’s visit you attend after the accident and the receipts from any medical expenses you incur. You should also include your initial treatment report, any completed insurance questionnaires, benefit letters and medical test results in this file.
After a car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for medical expenses, vehicle repairs and lost wages. Having proper documentation of your injuries, regardless of their severity, can help you strengthen your case and ensure you receive fair and proper compensation.