Why Should I Keep an Injury Journal After an Accident?
After an accident, gaps in your memory are not only common, but to be expected. Major trauma often leads to the brain deliberately forgetting key details in order to protect you from lingering emotional distress. While your brain may think it’s doing you a huge favor, the fact is, you need these details in order to prove your case after an accident.
That’s where an injury journal comes in.
Look, if you’re sitting there feeling like you have perfect memory and you don’t need a journal, think again. Let me ask you this: what did you do last Thursday? What socks did you wear? What did you eat for lunch? What was the name on the badge of the barista who served you your extra-hot-no-whip-cappuccino at your favorite coffee shop? If any of these things elude you, then you absolutely need to keep an injury journal.
I’m not asking these questions to be antagonizing; I’m looking out for you and your best interests and I know that you are only human, just like me. Sometimes your memory fails you, and that’s fine. But that’s also why you are going to write everything down after your accident. What should your accident injury journal include? You should write down everything you remember, such as:
- The details of the accident
- The parties involved
- How you felt after the accident (physically and emotionally)
- Anything your doctor said at your appointments
- Dates and times of appointments
- Any bills and expenses incurred
- All dates of missed work
- How the accident has impacted your life
You need to be completely candid and honest about your feelings in your journal. This is because it’s going to be one of your biggest forms of evidence when you need to prove the impact of your accident on your life. Spend a few minutes each night updating it, and don’t be afraid to be descriptive in detailing all of the facts. If you have to go to court, your injury journal may be essential to help you prove your case. Make sure you keep your journal private and resist the urge to talk about it online or on social media.
In addition to keeping an injury journal, you also need to call me immediately at 1 (800) 556-4769 for a free initial consultation. Your time to file a claim may be limited due to the statute of limitations, and it would be an absolute shame to live a life of pain and suffering without any compensation to help you pay your bills or get through day-to-day life after your accident.
When I take on your case, you can trust that you can reach out to me any hour of the day or night. I’ll give you my personal cell phone number, so don’t hesitate to call me or text me when you need me. I will always reply immediately. Also, don’t stress about how you’re going to be able to speak with me in person. I’ll come to you, any place you need. If you want me to meet me at your home, I’ll be there.
You also don’t need to worry about paying me. I work on a contingency, which means that I only get paid if you get paid. My fee comes from a percentage of your restitution. I’m not afraid to go after anyone, from the smallest company to the largest corporation. I have nearly forty years of taking on Big Cases with Big results. If you have been injured in an accident, I’ll make sure you get the compensation that you deserve — and I’ll Make Them Pay!®