Importance of a Post-Accident Journal in Personal Injury Cases

Each year, there are thousands of accidents in the state of West Virginia. These slip and falls, car accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products incidents result in many different types of injuries. Individuals who suffer from injuries in an accident or incident must take legal action against the responsible parties to recover monetary damages. Often times months or years go by before any type of recovery is obtained. These are just a few of the reasons that it is important to obtain legal representation when you or your loved one has been injured. If you have an injured in a car accident or other incident, contact Colombo Law today for a risk-free initial consultation.

What is a Post-Accident Journal?

A post-accident journal is a document that details relevant information related to a personal injury claim. This information can include:

  • Information related to the accident itself. For example, the injured party will detail the weather at the time of the accident, his or her account of what place, and what injuries he or she observed people sustain at the scene.
  • A list of doctor’s appointments, follow up care, and any medical treatment, such as chiropractic visits or medications.
  • Information related to pain and suffering. In this part of a post-accident journal it is important to detail the pain experienced on a day-to-day basis. Useful information would include limitations, such as the inability to bend at the knees, lift small children, or reach above the shoulders. You should also include descriptions of your pain and the level of pain experienced. For example, a post-accident journal can indicate that you felt a tingling sensation in in one or both of your feet every time you stood up to walk.

Benefits of a Post-Accident Journal

A post-accident journal is often valuable to a personal injury attorney. No matter how good a memory an accident victim may have, details become hazy over time. A post-accident journal is beneficial in that it keeps track of what is happening every day. When smaller details come up about medication, duration of symptoms, or which reactions to failed pain management medications, a post-accident journal is the best way to keep track of those details.

Colombo Law: Speak with an Attorney Today

If you have been injured in an accident or incident in West Virginia, contact a personal injury attorney at Colombo Law for legal assistance. Colombo Law assists clients located in and around West Virginia including in Morgantown, Fairmont, Clarksburg, Bridgeport, Kingwood Grafton, Weston, Philippi, Buckhannon, Elkins, Parkersburg, as well as Monongalia, Marion, Harrison, Preston, Taylor, and Lewis county. If you are unsure of whether you have a personal injury claim or how to proceed with obtaining monetary compensation, let one of our attorneys take the stress away from you. Contact one of our attorneys today.

by Colombo Law
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