It’s kind of a lost art. Our hectic lives don’t lend themselves to taking a few moments out of the day to write things down. This post makes a good point about the benefits of putting pen to pad.
This applies to personal injury law. In some cases the process of healing can take months or longer. What happens when a doctor tells an accident victim to take medication and “see me in a few weeks.” In this case it is very important to write down, on a daily basis, how injuries affect every part of the day. As an injury victim you are your best advocate to your physician. So, write down the problems in order to remember them for the next time you see your doctor.
It’s also wise to keep a journal/diary in case the insurance company takes a hard stance and a law suit must be filed. The website I mentioned says:
The very act of writing things down helps to get them lodged into your long-term, not short-term, memory.
If a case goes on for a while because the insurance company is being unreasonable wouldn’t it be wise to make sure that the victim remembers how they felt soon after the collision?
Jon Groth is a Wisconsin Personal Injury Attorney handling cases throughout Wisconsin and most recently in West Allis, Crivitz, Plymouth, and Germantown.
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