Documents to gather following a car accident

When Connecticut residents become involved in a car accident, they may need legal representation especially if they suffered serious injuries and property damage. There are certain documents that they can show their attorney to make the process easier.

One of the most important documents to show the attorney is the insurance policy they have on their vehicle. The insurance policy may dictate what type of recovery the person can potentially be entitled to. If they do not have a copy of their insurance policy, the attorney can get a copy from the insurance provider as long as permission from the policy holder is obtained. Additionally, the injured victims will want to bring evidence that they have been paying the premiums. Any bills and receipts showing that the premiums have been paid will help move the case along more quickly.

Any documents relating to the accident should also be given to the attorney. These may involve any tickets, information that was exchanged with the other individuals involved in the accident and the police report. Additionally, any photographs that were taken of the accident and of the person’s injuries should be given. Medical and psychological records may also be provided to show the severity of the impact of the crash on the injured person.

If a negligent driver causes a car crash and leaves a person with serious injuries, a personal injury attorney may assist with filing a lawsuit against the at-fault motorist. Damages that are often sought in this type of civil action can include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.