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What Documents Should You Keep After an Auto Accident?

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The hoops one must jump through following an auto accident can be overwhelming and stressful. Juggling medical treatment, property damage claims, and normal day-to-day responsibilities can be difficult. Fortunately, having an experienced Tennessee personal injury and auto accident attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm can take away a great amount the stress for you. 

Documents to Keep After a Car Accident

To assist clients in obtaining a maximum settlement for their injury claims, we request that they keep track of certain documents throughout the case. While we immediately request all the necessary reports, medical records, and other relevant documents, it is always best for each client to also keep a copy of the following:

Accident Report

We like for every client to have a copy of his or her accident report so that they may examine it for any discrepancies. After all, it is always best for those that were at the accident scene to determine if a report was properly taken. You should also keep any paperwork contains any contact information for the involved parties and eyewitnesses.

Property Damage Estimates and Receipts

Keeping a copy of auto repair estimates and receipts for related expenses, such as towing fees, will assist you and your attorney in quickly resolving the property damage portion of an auto claim. Once liability is established, insurance companies will pay for the property damage portion of a claim separate from the injury portion of the claim.

Out of Pocket Expenses

Keeping a list of any out of pocket expenses, such as prescriptions, can be given to your attorney to submit to the insurance company along with other related damages.

Lost Wages

We provide each client with a lost wage statement, but we also prefer that each client keep track of the hours and days missed due to his or her auto accident.

Medical Records and Bills

While your attorney at The Chiozza Law firm will request your medical records and bills, it is important that you keep any bills or records related to your treatment following your auto accident. We like to compare the hospital bills that are sent directly to the client and those that are provided to our firm for any differing amounts.

Personal Injury Diary

A personal injury diary is a short daily journal that clients can prepare outlining how the accident affected them on that day. Short notes of how you were feeling that day and what doctors’ appointments you attended will go a long way in assisting you and your attorney.

Call the Experienced Attorneys at The Chiozza Law Firm

If you or a loved one were involved in an auto accident, the car accident attorneys at The Chiozza Law Firm are here to help. For a free consultation call 901-526-9494. You have nothing to lose as we don’t charge any client unless we are successful in obtaining a settlement. 

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Posted by Brian Chiozza at 11:19 AM
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