Reimbursing payments for medical charges can be quite perplexing if managed
poorly and regrettably if not managed at all. Keeping bills in check naturally
come last on your list especially when you have sustained numerous personal
injuries from a dreadful car accident. But having it all documented from
the start makes things lesser of a hassle.
Firstly, and basically, your first move is to file an accident claim. Again,
this might be a bit hard if you have been involved in an unfortunate car
accident. You might want to consider having someone accompany you through
Let the Photos do the Talking
Take photos of the incident. Take a close up picture of the damaged parts.
Snap lots of pictures and cover all the angles of the incident. If possible,
given that you are well able to maneuver safely with your sustained injuries,
include obvious landmarks and signage to support the validity of the pictures.
Use a newspaper showing the date in a well-lit location on the scene and
take a picture. This will help investigators to validate reports on the
incident. Also, take photos of the injuries sustained on the accident.
Attach with it the most recent photo available before the accident and
another showing the extent of the bodily damage.
If in case you were not lucky enough to take the pictures yourself, maybe
because of the severity of the acquired injuries or whatever valid reason,
quickly and promptly have someone do it for you. If the scene has been
already cleaned, find a way to collect documented photos during the accident.
Remember, photos are silent witnesses.
Dedicate a journal only for the incident. This will keep you in track of
everything. Be sure to put an entry for anything that is related to the
incident. Do not rely solely on your memory. Having things written drops
the upkeep on the brain plus it makes recalling things way lot easier.
A glance on your journal can remind you of everything that has transpired.
Attach receipts of everything that is relevant to the situation at hand.
This includes food, drug prescriptions, therapies, consultation, special
equipment and even travel expenses.
Always secure a correspondence form related to the incident and injury.
Be sure you have it signed by authorized persons immediately so you won’t
have a pile of papers plus you might find it hard to find them at a later
time. Fill out every single form including those online.
Aside from all of the above statements, it is also vital that you document
what has been lost. The most important thing taken away from you is time.
The time you should have had, had the incident did not take place, to
work or go on vacation or spend with your family. This is the single most
valuable element taken from you that resulted from the accident. You should
never neglect this one because the time taken from you equates to the
time you should have spent earning from work or a project. The longer
you are disabled; it is only fair that claims should be bigger.