The victim’s memory of what took place at the time of an accident fades over time. That is why personal injury lawyers encourage their clients to record their recollections of that injury-causing event just as soon as possible.
Later, other information might be added to what the client has already written down. In that way, accident victims gain the ability to record all the ways that a given injury has affected them.
What significant details should get mentioned in the victim’s notes?
• Details that could help to explain how the accident took place
• Simple facts that should reveal the nature of the victim’s injury
• Facts that relate to the prescribed treatment for the acquired injury:
-Name of doctor that treated injury
– Length of recovery
-Those facts become part of the victim’s medical record
Information on the how the sustained injury has affected the victim’s life:
• How did it affect that person’s financial situation?
• Did the injury force a suspension of certain activities?
• Did it force the abandonment of an available opportunity?
What other notes should become part of the written record that gets compiled by someone that has filed a personal injury claim?
Notations on the date and time of any phone conversations that took place between the claimant and someone from the defendant’s insurance company
Notations on the date and time of any conversations that took place between the claimant and someone in the medial field
Notations on the date and time for each of claimant’s conversations with one or more witnesses
Additional note-taking tasks for those that have experienced ongoing pain, while recovering from their injuries
A Personal Injury Lawyer in St John’s would want to know the frequency of those painful sensations. In addition, that same attorney would be eager to learn the length of each painful sensation. Consequently, a lawyer’s client might be asked to keep a journal or diary.
Whenever the author of that journal or diary must attend a doctor’s appointment, he or she should share the recorded information, including any that addresses the recurring pains. As a result, the facts that have been mentioned in the journal or diary should become part of the patient’s/claimant’s medical records. Moreover, the adjuster might study the information in those same records.
Ideally, that information would include mention of recurring pain. Ideally, it would describe the frequency and length of each painful sensation. Hence, it would offer an insight into the true nature of the reported injuries. Following an adjuster’s study of a thorough medical record, the veracity of the statements from the opposing party should become clear. Consequently, the adjuster would have no reason for questioning the argument that the other side had presented to the insurance company.