Have you been hurt in a car accident through no fault of your own? Or were you injured on the job because of someone else’s negligence? Life can get hectic after such a traumatic event – keeping an injury journal can help if you are considering filing a personal injury claim.
What Is an Injury Journal?
There is a lot to deal with if you’ve been injured in an accident: filing claims and dealing with insurance companies, trying to get around town if the accident has left you without a car, and doctor visits are just a few examples of what you may have to deal with every day. This is why it is so important to start an injury journal. In this journal, you should:
- Document what happened in the accident. Memories can easily fade, even memories of something that was life-changing. As soon as you can, write down the events that happened right before, during, and after the accident.
- Document how your life has changed. Describing your day-to-day life can show how the accident has affected you, both mentally and physically. What events are you missing out on that you used to enjoy? How are your injuries or your pain making life more difficult than it used to be for you? Try to be as specific as you can.
- Document a list of those who are helping you. When you are injured it doesn’t just affect your life; it can also affect the lives of friends and family who want to help you, or you might even have to hire a health care professional for this. Do you have to depend on others for help with things you used to be able to do on your own? This list can help to show how you have lost some independence since the accident.
There is a lot to consider if you have been injured because of someone else’s actions or negligence. Are you considering taking legal action? An injury journal helps to document how the accident has affected your life and the lives of those who love you. If you need expert help fighting for compensation, contact Atlanta attorney Laurie Robbins. Call 404-252-8117 for a free consultation.