Being in an auto accident can be highly damaging. Depending on the severity of the injuries, a family might be left without a father, mother, brother, sister, or friend. The family may have lost a breadwinner. While auto accident injuries vary, it’s not always about the physical scars they leave behind; it can also be about emotional trauma. As a passenger in the vehicle, you weren’t driving. The accident wasn’t your fault. So how do you seek compensation in these cases, and from whom? Keep several things in mind.
Gather as Much Documentation as You Can
You’ll want several pieces of information.
- The police report number
- The contact information for the department you get a copy of it from
- The doctor’s notes and papers from all your medical visits
- Confirmation you had to call out sick during your recovery
- A list of any medications you were ordered to