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Gathering The Required Data For Your Personal Injury Case
By: Blur Lorena

You must be prepared before speaking with any of the insurance company?s representatives. Collect all important documents and evidences, including the photographs, police and medical reports, and statements of your witnesses. Take notes of important details and review the policies given by the company. Do not say anything that will cause your claim to be denied. Examine every photograph; they might see an angle that may be turned against you.

Return to the scene or the place where the accident happened. You might find more evidence. Photograph anything that will help you win your case. Capture every angle. This will not only provide you evidence, it will also help you remember events or things. Look for physical evidence that will prove the extent of injury or will oppose the description of the event, like a piece of wood or nails. Do not move the object so as to preserve it. If it cannot be preserved, take pictures of it.

In taking a photograph, use a camera that will provide you detailed and accurate photos. Take photos immediately. Ask somebody to stand as a witness and instruct him to take note. Take several pictures so that you can have the best photos to show the insurance company as a proof of your claim. Have it printed as soon as possible. Ask for a receipt; make sure that it has a date on it.

If you are injured, go to the doctor or other medical provider immediately. A delay will cause for the company to question your injuries. Ask your doctor to photograph any marks or bruise, these wounds will heal soon. Have a copy of your medical report. Detail your injuries and how it affected your everyday living. Take note of things you might remember that you have not thought of before. All these notes will serve as evidences you can include in your demand for settlements. In taking notes, do not forget to include the date and time and the name of the persons who provided you with information.

Look for witnesses, record their statement. List their names and other personal information. You might find reliable witnesses that will back you up. Ask for their numbers so you can contact them anytime. They might be able to tell the exact story. You might also get significant information that you failed to record.

Let the insurance company know that you are prepared. Review all these evidences as well as the company policy.

About The Author

Blur Lorena

You may wonder why I write articles. Besides from the fact that it?s my job, I used to write short stories when I was younger. I think it would be helpful if I said I?m a big fan of Zach de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine. This would explain my own views about a lot of things. Their songs were about national issues, politics and human rights. They support the American Indian Movement and Che Guevara, the face you see on t-shirts. Not that it concerns me. I only like their music and idealism.

I like to read anything that contains words in the old English form, though I can?t understand it. You know, the King James Version of the Bible with words like thou, thy, thine, wilst, etc. The words used are different. The construction of the sentence is different, too, which makes sentences sound artistic. I also like gothic metal, a music genre, because most of the lyrics contain such words. It is not only the words that fascinate me; it?s the hidden meaning it contains. It?s like an abstract painting; you don?t get the real picture until you see through it.

I?m not an artist, I?m not a poet. I just love writing anything I want. I wasn?t born a genius, I just want to know and understand something I don?t. I like to find the difference between similar things. It?s like counting birthmarks on each identical twin.

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