Records of your Injury
It is very important to document all the injuries after the accident. Keep a record of the times you have seen your doctor; you might need it when it comes time to demonstrate the injuries for your claim.
The first step of documenting is to write down what happened. If there are any witnesses, you will want to have them write down a statement as well, and as soon as possible. As time passes, it can be harder to remember all the little details, which could play a big part in proving your case.
When it comes to personal injury cases, pictures always help. Taking photographs at the scene, and of any damage related to it, will be greatly helpful to show the complete story. There may be evidence in the pictures, which a lawyer could use to help your case later on.
How Much is your Injury Worth?
After an injury, the last thing people want to think of is all the money it cost them, and the time it will take to fully recover. This can seem frustrating at times; however, it is important to know exactly what the future has in store for you, your injury, and your claim. You may have to demonstrate your injuries for your claim to be approved.
Oftentimes, one has to demonstrate their injury to their insurance company. In the case of scarring or disfigurement, a great way to demonstrate this is to see a doctor and find out the steps to correct it. If it can be removed via surgery, will this be considered cosmetic? How much will this cost? Gathering all such information that you would need in order to proceed with further treatment is the best place to start. If the injury is related to joint pain or back pain, you can take the same measures in order to determine the amount of compensation it will take to correct the injury.
Note that if rehabilitation is required, or time off work for the medical treatment needed, these will add to your claim. It is up to you whether you use your settlement for this or not.
Determining how much your injury is worth is also a wonderful way of documenting your injury. You will have your notes on this matter, and your doctor or medical professional will also make a copy, which can be used by a lawyer during your claim.