March 12, 2021 | Posted by Rubenstein Law
Motorcyclists are a diverse bunch, but most of us probably don’t keep a daily journal, but if you were recently in a severe motorcycle accident, you probably should.
Why? Because post-accident journals can play a big part in showing you deserve compensation for your injuries.
Suppose you need help with documenting injuries after a crash or have questions about dealing with a motorcycle wreck, reach out to Rubenstein Law. We are here for you 24/7 – 365. Consultations are free, and you pay nothing unless you win money. Remote and virtual appointments are available.
Why Document Your Injuries?
After an accident, it can be hard to care for yourself or go to work, so why add keeping a daily journal into the mix?
Keeping a post-accident journal after a motorcycle accident will help you document your experiences since the crash. If you file a lawsuit against the person who caused the accident, this will become very important.
Your journal will provide a daily account of your suffering months or longer after the fact while your case maneuvers through the legal process. The journal supports your claim for damages that you deserve for your suffering. While this can’t and won’t be the only evidence presented to prove your case, it will support the other evidence our attorney team will use.
What To Include in a Post-Accident Journal
Keeping a post-accident journal is essential. But what should you write in the thing?
You certainly don’t need to record your private thoughts and deepest secrets. But you can and should include anything relevant about your accident and your daily life since it occurred.
Here are some examples of things you can include:
- Your Pain: Each day, discuss your pain. Is it worse than the day before? Rate it on a scale of one to ten. Mention which parts of your body hurt and whether the pain is keeping you from doing anything, going to work, graduations,birthdays, to the grocery store.
- Your Medical Care: Write down the dates and times of doctor visits, surgeries, and specialist appointments. Detail what you discussed or what the procedure involved. Also, mention any medications you are prescribed.
- Problems at Work: Whether you are unable to work or only able to work a little because of your injuries, mention that in your journal. Also, discuss the amount of income you are losing and any promotions, bonuses, or benefits you are missing out on.
- Problems at Home: Record any way in which your injuries are harming your daily life at home. Things like being unable to play with your kids, enjoy time with your spouse, or even do household chores are good items to include.
Also, be sure to include the date with each entry.
Get Rubenstein Law’s Free Worksheet
Keeping a journal after a motorcycle accident is critical, but we understand that remembering everything to write down can be a challenge. That’s why we put together a Pain Diary Worksheet that you can download for free.
This sheet is designed to take the guesswork out of recording your injuries after a motorcycle accident. If you have any questions about how to use the sheet, don’t hesitate to reach out.
For Help After a Motorcycle Accident, Call Us
Keeping a post-accident journal is step one for people who have been injured in motorcycle accidents. Step two is filing a claim to recover compensation. We’re here to help with that.
Schedule a free consultation with our firm today. Give us a call at 800-FL-LEGAL/800-355-3425 or us our online chat.