Accidents happen every day. They most often occur as the result of another person’s careless conduct. If someone else’s reckless behavior caused your injury, you might be entitled to compensation. At David R. Heil, PA, we can help you collect the documentation you need to state your case. Our mission is to provide service to personal injury victims and their families in Orlando, Florida, and the surrounding areas. The following is an overview of what documents may be required.
Any law enforcement reports
It is important to have the right documentation when filing a personal injury claim. This includes any law enforcement reports that may have been filed as a result of the accident. Police officers who respond to the scene usually collect evidence and gather witness information, which could help your case. Attorney David Heil can use copies of these reports to learn how the accident occurred and who was at fault. They may also give us information about where to look for additional evidence.
Photos and witness statements
Pictures really are worth a thousand words. Any photos you take following your accident could shed new light on things you may not have noticed before. Try to take pictures of your injuries, any vehicles or equipment that could be on the scene, important roads and landmarks, and the surrounding area. You can also take photographs of your progress as you heal from your injury at home. Make sure to label each one with the correct date.
At the same time, witness statements are also essential. These are written reports of people who were on the scene at the time of the accident. These statements also prevent the witnesses from changing their stories weeks or months later. When working with Heil Law we can give you information about how to take down witness reports.
Medical documentation proves the severity of your injury, giving Heil Law a more solid foundation for your case. This documentation may also prove that the accident was the result of someone else’s negligence or carelessness. Ask your doctor for a copy of your medical records, including their diagnosis, tests, prescription medications, treatments, and therapy involved. A recovery journal can also track injuries and medical appointments.
Insurance information and bills
If your insurance company is involved, save any correspondence you receive from them. They will give you information about your specific policy and what is recovered in recovery. Keep copies of your medical bills and any out-of-pocket costs that result from your injury. For example, if you need to buy gas to drive to your medical appointments, save the receipts. You may be able to ask for compensation for all losses involved.
Meeting with a personal injury attorney
With your documentation, the legal team at David R. Heil, PA will be able to build and present your case with confidence. If you need help gathering the right paperwork or want to file a personal injury claim, contact our staff in Central Florida. If you do not have these documents, we can gather them for you to present and pursue your claim.