In the United States, about 38,800 people were in vehicle collisions in 2019. That’s actually a decrease by 2% from 2018. 

If you’ve been in a car accident recently, you’ll want to speak to a lawyer right away, even if it’s not too bad of an accident. You might wonder what to bring along with you when you go to speak to a lawyer.

While it might seem overwhelming, there’s hope. Read this article on a car crash document checklist so that you know what to bring with you!

Insurance Policy

When you go to meet your car accident attorney, you’ll need to bring your insurance policy. They can make a copy of it in order to review it and see what your coverage options you have. If you don’t have a copy, your attorney can receive a copy of it from your insurance company.

Information Exchanged

Whether it’s statements from witnesses or information exchanged with the other driver, you’ll want to bring all of that information with you. Provide your attorney with the phone number, name, and other information of the other driver. 


Make sure that you bring photos and videos of the accident when you go to meet with them. Even if you don’t have pictures, check with the insurance company since they might have them. Let your attorney know if you think that the insurance company might have them. 

Medical Treatment

Keep a record of all medical treatment and days missed from work due to the accident. Your attorney can fight for you to ensure that you receive the care that you need after car crash injuries. 

Record Road Conditions

Write down whether the other driver was under the influence, speeding, or performing other reckless behavior. Mention the road conditions at the time whether it was snowy, icy, wet, dry, etc. 

Police Information

Have the badge number and name of the officer at the scene. Obtain the police report before you speak with an attorney. 

Record Damage

You’ll need to record the damage for the other vehicles and your own. Even if you don’t have pictures, write down as much as you can. 

Hitting Property

Even if you hit property, you still need to report it. If no one is there, you can leave your information for them to contact you.

If you hit an animal, don’t move it from the road. Instead, call the humane society for them to come and rescue the animal.

What You Need To Include in Your Car Crash Document Checklist

After exploring this guide, you should have a better idea of what to include in your car crash document checklist. Take your time ensuring that you have everything that you need.

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