After an accident or injury, you’ll want to take notes of the incident and its aftermath. In fact, one of the first things you need to do after an injury is to write down everything that you can remember. You may have to seek medical treatment immediately, but as soon as your mind is clear, it’s imperative to keep a record of the details.
The first thing you need write down is the actual incident, starting with what what led up to the injury, the injury itself, and the details involved. Keep in mind that the details should include the people you were with, any witnesses, the time of day,and even the weather if applicable. For example, if your injury happened during a car accident, it’s important to notate if it was sunny out or if bad weather may have played a part. Additionally, write down exactly what you felt when the injury happened, such as each pain, bruise, cut, etc.
Next, you’ll want to keep a notebook closeby so that you can notate the pain and discomfort you feel after the accident each day. In many instances, victims suffer pain that’s not physically visible, such as anxiety, emotional stress, and more. Be certain to keep a records of this sort of pain as well, as it may increase your compensation amount. Not only will these notes help your case, but it could possibly help your physician in determining your diagnosis.
Another area you’ll want to keep track of is your loss of finances since you may be eligible to receive compensation for lost work wages, educational loss, social loss, and more. You should immediately start writing down anything that you miss out on due the injury. Include lost employment hours, school classes, social gatherings, functions, vacations, and whatever else you’ve lost economically or functions you can’t attend because of finances.
You’ll need to make copies of your notes and provide your attorney with a copy. A personal injury lawyer will assist in gathering up other proof and documentation you may need for your case, and your personal notes will help tremendously.
Keep in mind that if you’ve been injured, our experienced personal injury lawyers at Ledger & Associates may be able to help you. Give us a call and let us assist you in winning the maximum financial compensation that you deserve.