How do I write about a car crash?

I was recently involved in a car accident, and I need to write down the details so that I have an accurate reference to use during the claim process. This isn’t something I’ve ever done before. I’m not the best writer, so how do I write about a car crash?

Answer
I’m sorry to hear that you were involved in an accident, and I hope you’re doing well. Writing down the details of the accident is a great idea. Lots of people forget important details over the course of their claim, and it can lead to complications down the road.
When writing about a car crash, you’ll need to include the following:
  • The exact time and location of the accident
  • How the damage occurred—if you don’t know this that is okay
  • The severity of the damage caused
  • Every expense that you have had to pay as a direct result of the accident
  • A copy of the police report
  • Insurance information for the other driver or drivers involved
  • The name and address of your preferred auto shop
  • Pictures of the scene
All of this information does not have to be eloquently written; a detailed list will do just fine. In fact, it will make reading and locating information much easier. You want to always stick to the facts and avoid saying things like:
  • I’m sorry
  • It was my fault
  • I’m not hurt
  • I think…
Any of these statements could lead to a misunderstanding or weaken your statement. It’s best to get a medical examination after an accident and simply present the facts.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 24, 2021
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