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Take notes following a car accident

On Behalf of | Jun 14, 2023 | Car Accidents

When motor vehicle accidents happen on Oklahoma roads, they happen fast. Most people can’t process everything that happened in the moments right after they got into an accident. Sadly, the consequences of motor vehicle accidents can be long-lasting and devastating.

Take notes

Car accidents happen at the worst possible time. Immediately following the accident, your mind is likely racing to figure out what needs to happen next. The first step is to make sure that everyone is OK. The next thing is to grab a pen and paper, your smartphone, your tablet, or some other device, and start taking notes.

The notes taken immediately after an accident can be invaluable in the coming weeks and months. Jot down the driver’s information. It’s important to exchange information with the other party. This includes their license plate number, full name, phone number, vehicle make and model, and anything else you deem important.

Damages and losses

Next, jot down any damage to vehicles, property and injuries. Your cellphone can be a valuable tool for taking photographs of damaged areas of the vehicle. Take pictures of skid marks on the road and anything else that could have contributed to the accident. When it comes to personal injuries, if you’re not in an emergency, record all your injuries and symptoms following the accidents. If you feel lightheaded, dizzy or nauseous, jot it down. Medical records are important in the case of a person seeking damages due to pain and suffering.

Monetary losses should also be documented, including time off from work, late fees because of difficulties paying bills, and any out-of-pocket medical or pharmaceutical expenses. In addition to notes, keeping receipts and bills filed away separately is good. This allows you to create a ledger laying out how much money the car accident has caused you to lose.

Getting into an accident can be very disorienting. However, taking good notes can keep you organized and serve as valuable information when seeking compensation.

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