How do I organize the paperwork required as a result of a motor vehicle accident I was involved in?
The best strategy is to obtain a receipt for any expense even remotely connected to the accident
. It may not be compensable but trying to get proof of spending at a later date is very difficult. Make sure receipts include a date, reason for the payment, location and of course an amount. You can write-in any missing details. At the same time, maintain a log of all related trips whether for medical services or otherwise. Again, include the date, starting point, end location, reason, mileage each way and expenses incurred. Some expenses require a medical assessment, evaluation or report. Be sure you use the correct form and include a cover letter identifying submissions made to the insurance company. Lastly, keep copies of all paperwork
. There is no guarantee that an insurance company will pay all submissions and not all expenses are eligible for repayment. However, you won't lose money on a technicality or for not having sufficient proof of an expense.
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