The shock of being in a car accident can cause your brain to forget important details concerning the experience, which is why it is vital that you try to record the details of your accident as soon as possible since your memory may not be reliable.
If you have a smart phone, use the voice recorder and camera to record the details of your accident and take photos of the car accident scene and your injuries. Be sure you detail the following:
Accident – make a record of everything, including the date, time of day, location and even weather conditions. Provide information on where you were going, what you observed just prior to the accident, and as many details as possible about the entire experience. Get the names and contact information from any witnesses.
Injuries – even if you feel you have not been seriously injured, you should visit an emergency room or your doctor to check for internal injuries and so there is an official medical record available for any potential claim. In the days following your accident, write down if you have had trouble eating or sleeping, or if you experienced any pain later that did not appear immediately following the accident.
Loss – be sure that any damage to your car and other property is well documented and also make a note of how many days you may have been off work or missed school because of the accident. Also note if you have not been able to perform any functions you normally would or have missed social or family engagements because of the accident.
The attorneys of Roberts & Roberts have the skill, experience and resources to fully investigate any serious accident or death involving a big-rig. If you have a question about a truck accident involving a serious injury or fatality, please call 800-248-6000 or contact us for a free consultation.