GATHERING THE REQUIRED DATA FOR YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASEWritten by Blur Lorena
You must be prepared before speaking with any of insurance company’s representatives. Collect all important documents and evidences, including photographs, police and medical reports, and statements of your witnesses. Take notes of important details and review policies given by company. Do not say anything that will cause your claim to be denied. Examine every photograph; they might see an angle that may be turned against you. Return to scene or place where accident happened. You might find more evidence. Photograph anything that will help you win your case. Capture every angle. This will not only provide you evidence, it will also help you remember events or things. Look for physical evidence that will prove extent of injury or will oppose description of event, like a piece of wood or nails. Do not move object so as to preserve it. If it cannot be preserved, take pictures of it.
In taking a photograph, use a camera that will provide you detailed and accurate photos. Take photos immediately. Ask somebody to stand as a witness and instruct him to take note. Take several pictures so that you can have best photos to show insurance company as a proof of your claim. Have it printed as soon as possible. Ask for a receipt; make sure that it has a date on it.
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU GET INTO AN ACCIDENTWritten by Paul Hood
Accidents are unexpected occurrences in life. These are traumatic events that nobody wants to encounter. Because of shock an accident causes, people tend to lose their ability to think correctly resulting to serious injuries, even death, to himself or to another party. How can we overcome shock during or after an accident? Presence of mind is very vital in situations like this.
There are several kinds of accidents. Examples are vehicular accidents, industrial accidents and aerial accidents. Different accidents need different approach.
Car accident is an example of vehicular accidents, which claimed millions of lives and caused many people to suffer. Damages a car accident can cause include disability, emotional distress and permanent disfigurement. A lot of victims endure from injuries such as broken bone injuries, scar injuries, head and neck injuries, and nerve damage.
We cannot do much during an accident because it happens so fast that we are not able to control it. What is important is that we have to learn how we should behave after incident and what actions we have to take. It will be hard for an injured person to think of people or things around him. His only concern is pain that he is feeling. In situations wherein you are still able to talk, walk and move without difficulty, you might as well do following steps.