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What Can Injury Victims Do to Help Their California Personal Injury Case?

As San Diego accident lawyers, injury victims often ask what they can do (or should have done) to help their personal injury case. This is a great question because there is a great deal that can be done, particularly in the immediate aftermath of an injury.

Preserve evidence: While you may be in a rush to get rid of anything that reminds you of your injuries, it is important to preserve physical items that may be used as evidence. For instance, in a car accident, the dents in the vehicle can help show the speed and direction of the other vehicle.

Take photographs: It is important to take pictures of your injuries, where the accident took place, and anything else that may seem important. Most importantly, they should be taken as soon as possible. If you do not have a camera on your cell phone, a simple disposable camera will work.

Keep detailed records: It is important to keep any and all records related to your injury, including hospital bills, medical records, prescription receipts, insurance claims, etc. You will be asked to provide these to your personal injury lawyer, and they may be later used to prove your damages.

Write your account of the injury: While many assume that the details of the injury will remain ingrained in their memory, even bad memories do fade over time. Therefore, it is important to write down exactly what happened for your attorney as soon as possible after the injury. It is also important to be as thorough as possible because it is often difficult to know what may be important when it comes to your personal injury case.

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact a San Diego personal injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Robert Vaage for a free consultation.