As you drive to town for a day of shopping, you look forward to what the day holds. However, all of a sudden, a car makes its way toward you and does not stop. The car ends up striking your automobile, leaving you questioning how a day that started out so good could become so bad in a matter of seconds.
Your body aches, and you feel dazed. Fortunately, if the accident was the result of the other driver's negligence, you have the right to seek justice in Connecticut. Writing down notes about the crash and about the injuries you suffered in it may be helpful in the event you decide to hold the other driver accountable for your accident-related injuries.
Notes about the crash scene
Your safety following a car accident is paramount. However, once you have made sure that you are out of harm's way, you may want to start writing down notes about the crash. The sooner you can make these notes, the better. A potentially effective note-taking strategy is to look at the crash as a story and to describe each step leading up to the collision. You can essentially place yourself in the shoes of an observer.
Fundamental information to add to your notes includes the date and time of the accident, all of the parties involved in the collision, and who witnessed the crash. You can also write down where the collision occurred. Other tidbits that might be helpful to include are the weather conditions at the time of the crash, as well as conversations that occurred after the collision. In addition to taking notes, snapping photos of the accident scene and of your injuries is a wise move.
Notes about your injuries
Besides writing down what you notice at the crash scene, it is important to include details about your injuries, along with how they are affecting your life. This is not limited to your physical injuries, either. Instead, you can also write down any depression, loss of sleep, anxiety or mild discomfort you suffer as a result of your injuries. The more quickly you make a record of your accident-related injuries, the more credible of a record it will be if you end up going to court.
Your rights following the accident
Your notes might help your case if you decide to seek compensation for your accident-related injuries. A successful personal injury claim may result in a monetary award that covers your medical bills and other losses stemming from the car crash.