If you've been injured in a car accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injuries, time off of work, and medical bills. If the other driver was at fault for the accident, or at least partially at fault, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit for your pain, suffering, and financial losses. As the victim in a car accident, you can prepare for a personal injury lawsuit by gathering all necessary records and meeting with a personal injury attorney, like those at The Jaklitsch Law Group, to discuss your potential case.

Gather Official Reports from the Accident

When the authorities respond to a car accident, they must file a report that gives specific details about the accident. Any witnesses that were present, the conditions of the road, and everyone that was involved in the accident will all be recorded in this document. It's possible that there is more than one report filed, depending on the number of officers that responded to the call. Gather these official reports and look them over to make sure they are correct. If you notice any problems, talk with the officer that wrote the report to try and get the report accurately corrected.

Make Sure You Have All of Your Medical Records

One of the most important factors in successfully preparing for a personal injury lawsuit is to ensure that you have all of your medical records ready for your attorney to review. Your medical records should include all treatment records from every provider that saw you for your injuries because of the car accident, including any records you have from the emergency room. Medical records that existed prior to the injury may help, especially records that show that you were in excellent health prior to the accident. Get copies of all your medical records, including any x-Rays, MRIs or other testing you have had done to have a complete file to review.

Go to All of Your Medical Appointments and Listen to Your Treatment Providers

If you are filing a personal injury lawsuit because of your injuries, it's important that you listen to all of your treatment providers. If you skip medical appointments or you ignore medical advice, this indicates to the court system that you aren't really as injured as you claim to be. Make sure that you follow the medical advice that is given to you, so that your treatment providers can assess your case efficiently.