Personal Injury Claim: Documenting Your Story

Car accident

If you have been involved in a car accident or truck accident, you have a right to pursue a personal injury claim against those responsible. These claims have incredibly high stakes, as you may be seeking damages to compensate you for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and a variety of negative impacts in your ability to function. To obtain maximum compensation for your claim, you will need to convince insurance adjusters or a jury that the other party was at fault for your injury and the extent to which you suffered harm.

At personal injury law firm Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P., our attorneys have recovered millions of dollars in damages on behalf of our clients. What we have universally found to be true is that clients who diligently document their injuries and their story help us make the strongest claims on their behalf.

Documenting Your Story

No one in the world is better situated to tell your story than you. In the context of a personal injury claim, you want to tell your own story and do not want someone else to tell it for you. You especially do not want the responsible party, or their experts, to be the only ones to tell your story.

As soon as you are in a position to express yourself in words or writing, be sure to dictate or write a thorough story of what happened. To the extent possible, take photographs or have someone photograph the scene of your wreck and your injuries. The passage of time can dramatically change what your injuries look like and can allow you to forget critical details and the timing of events leading to the wreck. The details matter and are most accurately recorded when they are fresh in your mind.

In addition to thoroughly documenting what happened that caused your injury and the immediate aftermath, we would recommend that you keep a regular journal that documents your injuries, how you are feeling, the emotional and physical barriers that your injuries have caused for your work, lifestyle, and relationships, and the efforts that you are making to recover.

A lot of life and change can happen between the time of your injury and the resolution of your claim. The better you document your journey, the better you position yourself for a successful outcome.

Personal Injury Attorneys: Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P.

If you have suffered a serious injury due to someone else’s neglect, contact Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman, L.L.P. You have a significant legal right, but need an attorney who understands those rights and how to pursue maximum compensation for your claim. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced, proven professionals who will stand by you. Call Viloria, Oliphant, Oster & Aman L.L.P. today at (775) 227-2280 to schedule a free case consultation or contact our office through our website.

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