How To Document Your Injuries And Recovery

Documenting your injuries after an accident from day one is very important to making a case for the full and fair compensation you deserve. Doing so properly will provide accurate information to insurance companies and juries about all of the following:

  • Severity of your initial injuries
  • Hardships you encounter at home, at work and in public
  • Your daily physical and mental health
  • Your financial stability
  • Your progress in recovery and work you are putting into the process
  • Showing that you are following the doctor's orders

Daily Journal Entries And Photos

It may sound like a drag to add to a journal every day and take pictures of your injuries, but it's necessary to provide a full picture of your daily life and document pain and suffering you experience. If you are unable to do this yourself, ask a friend or family member for help. It is important to have every bit of possible evidence to back up your case.

Writing about what you have to deal with each day and documenting how your injuries have altered your life and work will put the jury in your shoes. Write about what you used to be able to do before your injury, what you can't do now and how you have to adapt to accomplish daily tasks with your injury.

Be Sure To Keep Up With Medical Treatment

Your fullest recovery greatly depends on your ability to keep up with the treatments your physician prescribes. This shows that you are committed to getting better, that your injuries are real and that there are no large gaps in treatment. It also creates a record and trend for your ongoing medical costs for compensation.

We will also obtain your medical records to tell the story of your diagnosis, treatment and progress. Your medical records should date back to just after your injury. This helps your lawyer provide a comprehensive representation of your case and prevents the opposition from claiming your injuries aren't legitimate.

Don't Post Too Much On Social Media

In fact, it's best if you don't post anything that could relate to your injury. Social media posts can be brought as evidence in your case, and you would be very surprised at what can ruin a plaintiff's personal injury case.

Your Next Steps To Recovery And Compensation

Our attorneys serve clients throughout the Colorado Front Range from offices in Denver and Englewood. We are available by phone 24/7, and we would be happy to meet with you for a free consultation about your unique situation. Please call our firm at 720-689-0322.

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