Write Down What Happened After Your Auto Accident

by Staff Blogger | May 3rd, 2018

Being able to recall events, people, and places is one of the most unique and powerful gifts of the human mind. But our memories aren’t always perfect—especially when we try to recall traumatic or painful events we were involved in.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke car accident lawyers know that victims’ memories are powerful tools when we build claims to help them get compensation. However, we also know that they can be faulty and unreliable when details are recalled weeks, months, or even years after crashes occur.

That’s why we always recommend that victims write down the following information as soon as they’re able after accidents:

  • The events leading up to the crash — It can be difficult to remember precisely what happened in the minutes or seconds before an accident, but that information can be vital for your case. Details such as the lane you were traveling in, whether you had a green light or the right of way at a stop sign, and general traffic conditions can help paint a more accurate picture of what happened.
  • Contact information for the other driver and witnesses — Finding others who were involved in the crash or who saw it happen can be difficult after you’ve left the scene. If you’re able to do so, get contact information from anyone nearby before you leave the scene of the accident. You should also write down license plate numbers of vehicles that were involved.

The more information you can provide in the immediate aftermath of your crash, the better. When your memories match up well with witness statements and other pieces of evidence, it becomes more difficult for the insurance company to deny you the money you deserve. Call today for a free consultation, and let us get to work for you.