Not documenting everything that occurs after the accident
After an accident, it is important to document all the details immediately. If you wait, memories fade, wrecked vehicles are repaired or disposed of, witnesses move away, and other evidence becomes harder to locate. It is also helpful to keep a journal of your injuries and recovery, making a daily entry detailing pain, difficulty performing certain activities, what medications you had to take, and other difficulties caused by your accident. If you make these notes daily and include the date, they may be admissible to show, among other damages, pain and suffering, if your case goes to trial.