To make your injury claim stronger it is necessary that in the first few days following an accident you gather and preserve any evidence that you can find and document your injuries. These evidences can play an important role in your case.
If the accident took place somewhere other than your home, then you should go back to that place to find any evidence and take photographs of any conditions that might have been responsible for the accident. It would be surprising to find that there was something present there that missed your attention earlier.
Not just that, you might come across people who might have witnessed your accident or who know of similar accidents that took place on the same spot. To show your preparation for the settlement from insurance companies, you must take
photographs from various angles.
Sometimes, more than descriptions, physical evidence can help in establishing the faults leading to the accident. For example, a fall due to a broken stair or blocked visibility due to a hanging branch in a bike’s path. It can also help in showing the extent of an injury. For example, torn or blood stained clothes that demonstrate the physical injury caused. Preserving any such evidence is a good idea, and if it isn’t possible then its photographs must be preserved.
Getting a witness of the accident can help your case and must be done quickly, Witnesses can play an important role in describing things about the accident and confirming the facts put forth by you. Even if they haven’t seen the accident, they
can confirm that they saw you in pain and discomfort.
Injuries must be documented by reporting them to a medical provider and taking photographs of visible cuts, marks or bandages, casts etc.