After an accident or injury, it is important to collect the proper evidence in the event you wish to pursue a personal injury case.

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  1. Take notes. As soon as possible after the accident write down every important detail about the accident, including the harm that resulted and its effect on your daily life. Continue to keep notes as your claim progresses and you meet with your doctor, insurance company, and lawyer.
  2. Preserve evidence. Take photos of any damages. Keep copies of all paperwork, including car repair receipts, letters from insurance carriers, or anything else related to the injury.
  3. Obtain a police report. If you were involved in an automobile accident, the police likely filed a report. Contact them to receive a copy. Although a police report will not be admissible in personal injury court proceedings, it will help you negotiate a settlement as it provides important facts and assessments.
  4. Obtain medical records. The federal Health Information Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) gives you the right to obtain a copy of your medical records from any medical provider. Contact your medical provider to request your records using a Medical Records Request. If your record references third-party reports from specialists that are not included, write a separate request to the third-party to obtain a copy of those records.

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