If a personal injury case has to be litigated, it could drag on for many years. This means that memories of important facts often fade by the time the parties testify. This failure to remember specific facts can severely damage the case.
KEEP DETAILS OF YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE
To avoid this, the injured party should keep a log wherein he/she can jot down all of the important details pertaining to the case. Every injured person should keep track of the names, addresses and phone numbers of every single health care provider seen, including the dates of the visits and the specific treatment provided. Other important details that should be noted are days missed from work, diagnostic tests performed, conversations at the scene of the accident, out of pocket expenses and prescription drugs taken.
Claimants who keep such journals almost always testify better than those who wing it. A deposition transcript full of case details will prove to the insurance company that the injured party will make an effective witness at trial. This often goes a long way toward convincing the insurance company to offer a large settlement prior to the trial.
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