After an accident it’s important to have a paper trail. A couple ways to do this are to make sure the police are called after your accident so a police report gets filled out, to visit your doctors so your injuries are documented, and to keep all receipts!
Yes, all those receipts from physiotherapy, housecleaning, and equipment to help with your injuries need to be kept. Even if you’re not sure you need to keep a receipt, do it just in case.
Why Keep Receipts?
Even if you are receiving benefits through your insurance there are other costs that may not be covered whether through them or OHIP. For example, if your injuries keep you from driving and you have to take a taxi instead, you’ll want to keep a record of your losses. Also, if you’re home needs to be refitted, or you need new equipment to help with your mobility, you’ll need to keep a record of how much this costs. All the ways that your life alters after an accident need to be written down, as well as the expenses that come with it.
Don’t worry about sorting through your injury expenses and receipts – bring them to us instead! Many people don’t know this, but when you hire a personal injury lawyer we go through all the paperwork so you don’t have to. Just store all your receipts in a bag or envelope, mark down what they are, and let us handle the rest.
Have a question about an accident you were in? Call us for a free consultation at 613-233-4529 and we’ll book a consultation with 24-48 hours.