If you have recently been involved in an auto accident, you probably want to make sure that your insurance company pays for all of your medical bills and any other costs related to your injuries, such as time off of work. Unfortunately, not all insurance companies want to pay out these claims like they should, so you are going to need solid proof that you were injured in case you need to go to court or in case your accident attorney has to present this evidence. Luckily, there are a few different ways that you can prove that you were injured, as well as the extent of your injuries. Follow these steps to help things go more easily.
1. Remember the Importance of Pictures
Sometimes, being able to see something with your own eyes can be more effective than simply reading about it. This is why taking pictures of your injuries can be particularly useful when going through one of these cases. Your injuries will hopefully start getting better as you are awaiting your settlement, so they might not be as visible when you do have to go to court or work with the insurance company. Therefore, you should take pictures of any visible injuries, such as bruises on your chest from your seat belt, cuts or bruises on your arms and any other injuries that can be seen and photographed.
2. Keep Track of All Paperwork
Make sure that you keep track of all of the paperwork that you get from your doctor, from the hospital, from your physical therapist or from any other medical professional. All of this paperwork will help create a paper trail that proves your injuries and the treatment that you have received.
3. Ask for a Letter
Ask the main doctor who is treating you for a letter that details the extent of your injuries, your expected recovery time, any recommended treatment and anything else that is related to your case. Your doctor should write or print up this letter on letterhead that features his or her office's name, name and any contact information. Then, if there are any questions, the insurance company can contact your doctor directly.
As you can see, there are a few things that you can do to prove your injuries after an auto accident. Make sure that you do these three things, and you can help make your case go as easily and successfully as possible.
To learn more, contact a law firm like Kaston & Aberle.