Florida Automobile Accidents and Other Injury Cases – Legal Advice for Injury Victims – How to Document Your Accident and Personal Injuries

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Accidents can be traumatic and since the human brain is actually wired to help us forget traumatic experiences, it is critical for you to document your accident as soon as possible and not rely solely on memory for the details.
Many of us today own smart phones that have applications to help us remember. There are voice memo applications you can use to record the details of your accident if you find that easier than writing. You can also take photos with your cell phone of the accident scene and your injuries.
Be sure you document the following:
Accident – record every detail, including the date, time and location. What was the weather? Light conditions? What did you see? What did you hear? Where were you going?
Injuries – if you visit an emergency room or your doctor for any of your injuries, they will have a record for any claim. But you still need to make a note of any other pain or discomfort – physical and mental – that you suffer following your accident. Are you having trouble sleeping? Did some pain appear later – like a stiff neck or sore joint – that you did not have prior to the accident? Make a note of it all.
Loss – Beyond the damage to your car, motorcycle or other vehicle, you also need to make a note of any other property that was damaged or lost as a result of the accident. Also make note of any work or school missed as well as any social engagement you missed because of the accident.
If you or a member of your family have been in an accident and suffered any physical or emotional loss, contact our Jacksonville, Florida personal injury law firm.

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