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Top 4 Notes to Take Immediately After an Accident

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Whether you were injured in a car accident or even a boating accident, the details matter. Even the smallest detail can change the outcome of your injury lawsuit later on; therefore, it is best to write everything down after an accident.

Having the right notes will remind you about what happened and make your account of the event easier to prove in court. Keep a notepad nearby, in case details start to come back that you may have forgotten to add the first time.

Accident Details

You need to write down everything you can recall about the accident, including:

  • How it happened
  • What you were doing or where you were going
  • Any people that were with you
  • The time, date, and weather conditions
  • Details of what you heard, felt, and saw
  • Anything you remember hearing

Injury Details

Next, you need notes about your injuries. These notes will grow over the next few days as injuries become more apparent. Some things you need to list include:

  • When the pain or discomfort started and where.
  • Other suffrage you have, such as anxiety, trouble sleeping, etc.
  • How severe the pain is on a scale of 1-10 each day.
  • Medications you take to alleviate the pain.

It is important to see a doctor immediately after your accident. Even if you write down details, having a professional diagnose and confirm your pain will help your case in court.


After an accident you are likely to experience some losses. These can include loss of wages, family time, education time, etc. Write down any losses you encounter and be specific. Missing out on family events because you are recovering is also a loss that you will want to document carefully.

Conversations with Others

Any time you speak with someone about the accident, including your own attorney and doctor, write down the date, time, whom you spoke to, and the details about your discussion.

Injured? Call an Experienced West Palm Beach Personal Injury attorney

If you or a loved one was injured in an accident, then you need professional assistance. The team at Fetterman & Associates, PA can help you with your accident case. Whether you were injured in a car accident, truck accident or even because of a malfunctioning product, we can assist you with your claim. Call us now at 561-845-2510 for a free consultation.

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