If you’ve been hurt by another person, then it’s important for you to take steps to preserve a potential legal case. For example, if you were involved in a car crash, you would want to take photos of the scene, gather good evidence about your injuries and get in touch with your attorney as soon as possible.
There are several other steps you can take after you’re injured to protect your personal injury case, including:
Writing down what happened as soon as you can
The first thing to do is to write down what happened as soon as you can. Memories fade over time, and you don’t want to leave your case to the chance that you‘ll remember all you saw or heard weeks or months from now. Write down as much as you can remember as soon as possible.
Taking photographs or videos at the scene of the accident to preserve the scene
Another good tip is to take photographs or videos at the scene of the accident. Why? Videos and pictures capture the scene as it was at the time of the incident, not an hour later, not after clean-up and certainly not weeks after the event. You want pictures and videos of the aftermath of a collision or injury as soon after they happen as possible.
Keeping all evidence in a secure location
It’s a good habit to keep all evidence in a secure location. This will help you make sure that you have the evidence needed during your claim and don’t have to worry about locating it.
Getting a police report whenever possible
Finally, get a police report. A police report will detail exactly what the police saw and can be useful in establishing fault.