The Importance of Proper Documentation in Personal Injury Cases

Getting hurt after someone else’s negligence or carelessness can leave you with permanent injury, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, and other long-term effects. A successful personal injury claim is essential to compensate you for your pain and suffering and help pay your medical bills. 

However, proper documentation is critical to your success in a personal injury case. Your personal injury attorney can help you.

Medical Documentation

One of the critical points of a personal injury case is proving that you were injured, and that the injury was severe. Medical records and bills are a crucial component when proving that in court. 

Medical records include correspondence with your doctor, prescriptions, medical notes, x-rays, lab tests, other test results, and medical bills. Your complete medical history shows that you did not have a pre-existing condition or were not injured in another manner unrelated to your personal injury claim.

You can obtain your medical records from the emergency room where you were treated or your regular doctor’s office. You should gather everything you can, including doctor’s notes, diagnosis, and course of treatment. Include records from doctors, specialists, hospitals, quick-care treatment offices, and even therapists.

Other Documentation

Along with your medical records, any other evidence you can provide will help your case. Some of the things you will want to gather together are:

  • Photographs of the scene and cause of the accident.
  • Witness statements and contact information.
  • Other complaints of similar accidents on the same premises.
  • Police reports.
  • Insurance information.
  • Expenses/invoices.

Collect any other pertinent documentation which could help you prove your case and keep it handy.

Why Records are So Important

Your medical records can help an insurance adjuster calculate a fair payout figure based on your treatment, expenses, and long-term outlook. 

It’s imperative that you seek proper medical treatment directly following your injury and follow all your doctor’s recommended treatments. Failure to do so could hurt your case or reduce the amount you receive from the insurance claim.

Be sure you complete all prescribed care. Don’t take breaks. The insurance company will use that to reduce the payout and try to prove you are not as injured as you claim.

Other documents, such as photos of the incident with evidence, can also help prove your case and result in a successful win.

Help With Your Personal Injury Case

Regardless of whether you were injured in a car accident, dog bite, or slip-and-fall incident, we want to help. Contact Neufeld Law Firm today for help with your personal injury case. We are experienced professionals who want to help you get the compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering. 

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