preparing yourself for an injury lawsuit

Here's How You Can Support Your Personal Injury Lawyer

By filing a personal injury case after being injured due to neglect or an accident that was the fault of someone else, you have the opportunity to be compensated for the pain, suffering, and loss of income that is experienced due to the outcome of your injuries. To maximize the compensation that you're awarded, here are a few things you can do to support your personal injury lawyer as they work on your case:

Maintain a Diary

A great way to support your personal injury lawyer is to maintain a daily diary that documents your progress as you recover from your injuries. Your diary shouldn't include personal insights or feelings, but instead should focus on how well broken bones, aches, and pains are recovering. The medications, rehabilitation sessions, and resting that you have to do are things to include. It's a good idea to document daily activities to demonstrate what you are and aren't able to do on your own as you recuperate.

Copy and Keep Receipts

It's also important to keep tabs on all the receipts you collect for anything you have to pay for out of pocket that is a result of your injuries. Medical bills, vehicle rentals for transportation, medicine fees, therapy charges, and any other bills related to your case should be copied and given to your lawyer while you keep the originals in a safe place in case the copies are lost. Provide copies of receipts to your lawyer on a regular basis so they can be introduced to your case as it is being built, as opposed to being implemented after all of the other pieces have already been put together.  

Get Personalized Statements

Another way you can support your personal injury lawyer is to get personalized statements from your doctor, your physical therapist, your employer, and any other entity that can vouch for your pain and suffering. Ask for statements to be written on letterhead for an official look and feel – you may have to get updated statements as time goes on if your situation changes, depending on how long it takes before your personal injury claim is settled in court. For instance, if you are able to get back to work before your case is settled, you should submit a statement documenting this so that your compensation can be fairly figured.

It's a good idea to schedule an initial meeting with your lawyer so you can work together to create a list of all the things you can personally do to ensure that your personal injury case is a success. Contact a group like Denali Law Group for more information.