Are you filing a personal injury claim after having been injured by a negligent driver in a car accident? If so, you will want to have all the proper information on hand to back up your claim and to include as part of your claim.
Your attorney will be able to assist you as you collect this information, but here are just a few examples of some types of information and documents you should record:
- Medical bills: Keep track of all the doctors and healthcare providers you’ve seen, as well as any treatments or tests they performed. You should also track all medical expenses incurred and paid, and any medications you’ve been prescribed.
- Lost income: Keep track of all the hours of work you’ve lost at your job and how much that’s cost you in income.
- Pain: It can be helpful to keep track of all the incidents of pain you experience in your everyday life after the accident. Track the location of the pain, how severe that pain is at that location, and a description of the pain (such as sharp, aching, shooting, general soreness, numbness, tingling, spasms, etc.).
- Emotional distress: If you’ve experienced any psychological symptoms of distress, track them. This includes loss of appetite, stress, anxiety, loss of sleep, depression, strained family relationships or other similar issues.
- Other effects on your life: What have you been missing out on because of your injuries? This could include recreational activities, vacations, special events or anything else.
For more information on what you should record after an auto accident, speak with a dedicated Bradenton personal injury lawyer at Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh.