Keeping a diary can be beneficial for many people in all different types of circumstances. A diary is a great way to keep track of appointments, release your emotions, and keep records of events. All of these are important aspects of a lawsuit. A symptom diary is a great way to keep your thoughts, feelings, and experiences organized. This will allow you to remain organized while simultaneously providing your attorney with important information regarding your injury and the symptoms you experience as a result. If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, read on to learn about the ways a symptom diary may be beneficial to you.
What is a Pain, Symptom and Treatment Diary?
A Pain, Symptom and Treatment diary can take many different forms. It is up to you to decide which form works best for you. Some people keep a traditional, hand-written diary, others use a typed document, some choose to utilize a detailed calendar. A symptom diary is a good way for you to keep track of your experiences related to your injury and its effects. This will help you remember and record important details and will help your attorney better understand the physical and emotional toll your injury may take, rather than just the financial toll.
What Should I put in my Diary?
The most important thing to remember when it comes to your symptom diary is to be honest. Lying, exaggerating or embellishing will harm your case more than help it. If you are dishonest, you run the risk of ruining your credibility. Instead, you should simply record your symptoms, your pain, and its impacts. For example, locate your pain, rate it on a scale of 1-10, and explain how it is affecting you. Did you have trouble walking around today and have to cancel plans as a result? Did your injury stop you from doing important tasks, spending time with your family, and so on?
If you were injured due to the negligence of another party, you likely deserve compensation. You deserve financial compensation for any medical expenses incurred, and for any missed days of work. But, you also deserve compensation for the physical, mental, and emotional toll an injury can take on you. A symptom diary helps to quantify these burdens. If you have been injured, reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney today.
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The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. Those injured due to another party’s negligence should never have to suffer alone. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.