Car crashes, truck crashes and other motor vehicle accidents happen frequently in New York. There are always tourists throughout the state, and it’s easy to make mistakes on the roads that could lead to a crash.
Whether it’s driving through a red light, forgetting to stop at a stop sign or other errors, drivers who cause crashes should be held liable for the injuries they cause and the costs that result from those injuries.
What should you do to get the most compensation out of a claim for a motor vehicle accident?
If you want to get the most out of your claim, there are a few things you can do including:
- Keeping documentation on the cause of the crash
- Maintaining a copy of the police report
- Keeping receipts from medical care received, driving to and from appointments and other expenses
- Getting medical opinions about the extent of your injuries and the time it will take for you to recover, including a potential prognosis and the diagnosis you were given at the time of the crash
After a crash, you’ll want to be able to show a judge, jury, insurance company or others involved in your case how serious your injuries were. Always keep photo documentation of your injuries as they heal when possible.
These are a few things that you should keep if you want to get the most out of your motor vehicle accident insurance claim or personal injury case. Your attorney will help you prepare your claim and fight for you to get the most compensation possible.