After an Oklahoma car accident, injured victims may consider hiring an attorney to help pursue a personal injury lawsuit. If so, there are a series of documents that counsel may need. At the outset, it may be necessary to provide evidence of auto insurance coverage as well as evidence that premiums were paid on time.
The attorney may also want to see any information that was exchanged at the scene of the accident. This may include the names, telephone numbers and addresses of the other driver or witnesses at the scene. Additionally, it may be a good idea to provide a copy of the police report written at the scene of the crash. This report will provide information related to how and when the crash happened as well as whether the officer determined another party to be at fault.
If an injured victim requires medical attention or misses work because of an accident, medical and pay records may be vital in court or during settlement talks. Those who have been in a crash may also want to provide proof that the accident had an emotional impact on them. Injured victims should provide their attorneys with the name of any professional who has treated them as well as signed record release forms.
People who have been in car accidents may suffer a variety of injuries that may or not ever fully heal. When the collision has been the fault of another motorist who was impaired, distracted or otherwise negligent, a personal injury attorney can be of assistance in seeking compensation for medical expenses and other losses that have been incurred.