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The Importance of Writing Statements after Your Auto Accident

file000368977040You just returned home after being in a car collision and your mind is racing. Though it is difficult, before too much time passes you want to document all of your recollections about the incident. The sooner you start, the better because as time passes you may forget the details. I recommend that you keep a spiral notebook as your “accident journal”  Inside, write down everything you recall from beginning to end:

Did the other car have the right of way?
Did the other driver cut you off?
Did the other driver admit being at fault?
What were the weather conditions at the time?
Can you recall if there was road construction going on?
Was the sun glaring in the eyes of the other driver making it difficult to see?
What did the other driver say to you?
Did you speak with any eye witnesses?
Did the police officer make any comments to you?
How were you feeling at the scene and how are you feeling now?
Did any part of your body strike the inside of your car?

Don’t mix emotions with facts on how the event took place. Continue your journal each day as this will help your lawyer to understand what took place before, during and after the accident and how you have been affected as a result. You can never have too much documentation on what took place.

The Cunnane Law Office has provided this content for informational purposes only.  You should refer your questions to a personal injury attorney.