No one wants to be hurt in an accident, but if you are injured, it is very important that you take the time to document your injuries. Doing so will greatly strengthen your claim.

If you have been hurt, seek medical attention immediately. This will allow the doctor to see your injuries while they are fresh and to accurately document what happened to you. Create a file where you keep all of the medical records and bills that you receive.

If possible, document your injuries with photos. The old saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words. It is one thing to try to explain to the jury how bruised you were; it is another thing entirely to have a picture showing your bruises.

Finally, keep track of how your injuries affect your daily life. A log or diary showing that you could not walk for a month or play your favorite sport for six months after you were injured is very valuable in showing how severely you were injured.

The more evidence you have about your injuries, the more likely you will be to receive a settlement or judgment that will compensate you for your losses.