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California Personal Injury Checklist

Posted by attorney James Bergener

Whether or not you are planning on hiring a personal injury lawyer, it is important to keep track of all the paperwork and information relevant to your claim. Below is a list of items we at Bergener & Associates find most important for managing and settling a case.

Valuable Information

  • Accident location address
  • Date and time of the accident
  • Name and contact number for law enforcement that was at the accident and wrote a report
  • Name and address of any ambulance, emergency room, or urgent care you visited
  • Name and address of each doctor you have seen to treat your injuries
  • Names and insurance details for all people involved in the accident
  • Names and contact numbers for any witnesses
  • Any time off from work as a result of your accident
  • Names and contact numbers for the insurance adjusters you’ve spoken to regarding your claim

Important Documents

  • The declaration page of your auto insurance and/or your homeowner’s or renter’s insurance
  • Health insurance card or policy details
  • Accident report such as a police report
  • Photos of your visible injuries, throughout the healing process
  • Photos of your property damage related to the incident
  • All correspondence with the insurance companies
  • All correspondence with the defendant or other involved parties
  • All medical billing and records from the treatment of your injuries
  • Any other receipts for spending related to the accident

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me or another Avvo qualified attorney for a free consultation. A skilled personal injury attorney will be happy to address any concerns, and can help you determine how best to proceed with your claim.

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