How To Take Legal Action Over A Car Accident You Struggle To Remember

You might be in a car and focused on reaching your destination. The next thing you know, you're in the hospital and are having a difficult time remembering what happened. You discover that you were in a car accident and are now severely injured. Your ability to pay for your medical bills will now depend on what you can remember and the work done by an experienced auto accident attorney.

Write Everything Down

If there is anything you can remember, write it down. The fresher the memory is in your head, the more likely it is that what you write down will be accurate. Make sure to write down the time, location, and everything that you remember to have occurred. If you do not remember the exact location, try to remember any landmarks you remember seeing.

If you are able to, consider drawing the scene as you remember it. The act of drawing can help you recover your memory, and you will have an easier time remembering what you saw. For example, you might draw the vehicle that you remember colliding with your car. Then, share the information you have with a lawyer.

Find the Police Report

The police will likely have created a police report that will include basic facts such as when and where the accident occurred, what the police officer observed, and who was involved in the accident. 

Ask a Lawyer for Help

Lawyers have tools at their disposal that can help them gather information that would otherwise be lost. For example, if there are surveillance cameras, a lawyer can act quickly to make sure that the owners of the surveillance cameras are legally required to preserve the recordings.

An attorney will work with an expert witness who is specialized in reconstructing accidents and will examine the evidence that is available to find out exactly what happened. This can then be used when pursuing a settlement with the insurance provider of the driver responsible for the accident.

You May Have Suffered a Head Injury

If you cannot remember the accident at all, you might have suffered a head injury. Under these circumstances, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages. If you have a difficult time remembering things, you may find it difficult to continue in the career that you were previously occupied in and you might see a decline in your income.

To learn more, contact an auto accident lawyer.