Maximize the value of your personal injury case by keeping good records. If you are injured as a result of another person’s careless behavior, you may be entitled to compensation for the harm that was done to you. The law calls this compensation damages. In a personal injury action your damages include your economic losses, lost income and medical expenses, as well as your non-economic losses. For example, your pain and suffering. In order to obtain compensation however. You must present evidence of your damages. If you can’t prove it, you can’t recover compensation for it. This means you have to keep good records to get the maximum value from your personal injury case.
Here are three record keeping tips you can start using today. Number one, keep a separate calendar for all injury related events, including doctor’s appointments, home healthcare visits, and days you missed work.
Number two, keep a diary to track your symptoms and the impact of your injuries on your daily life.
Number three, save all documents related to your treatment, including all medical bills, insurance statements, treatment notes, prescriptions, receipts, and invoices. Being a good record keeper can be time consuming and tedious, but it will be worth your effort. Start early, get organized and stay on top of it.