Helpful Documentation for a Personal Injury Claim

Depending on the nature of your particular personal injury claim, there are different forms of documentation that may be helpful. 

A personal injury lawyer is a good person to ask for help when it comes to what kind of documentation you need for your personal injury claim. The sooner you talk to a lawyer who is trained to defend the rights of injured people, the sooner you may know what kinds of documentation will be most helpful to your particular personal injury claim. While it is often possible to get the documentation you need to prove your claim after the documenting activities have been completed and are already in the past, it is usually easier to get this information when they occur or soon after. 

Documentation that is helpful and almost always necessary to prove a personal injury claim is documentation of your medical needs. This kind of documentation includes but is not limited to:

– Records and receipts for visits to the doctor and other healthcare providers, including 

    mental healthcare providers and other kinds of physical and psychological therapists

– Records and receipts from hospital, emergency room, urgent care, rehabilitation 

  facilities, nursing homes, and other in-patient and out-patient healthcare facilities visits 

  and stays

– Records and receipts for medications, both prescription and over the counter medicine

– Records and receipts for medical devices such as crutches, a walker, a wheelchair, 

  prosthetic devices, hospital bed rental, installation of bars and/or ramps, etc.

In addition to compensation for the specific costs of your medical needs, many people who are victims of personal injuries that were caused by another person or group of peoples’ negligence, malice or reckless behavior, will seek restitution for their pain and suffering. 

When someone tragically dies because of a personal injury, their surviving family members may be entitled to compensation for many of the same things as a victim is, as well as for their grief and suffering.

If you have a job that pays you money and you were unable to perform this job because of your injury, you may be able to seek compensation for loss of wages. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for the fact that you are still unable to return to work for the amount of time that medical professionals deem as necessary for recovery. If a much loved family member that earned money died because of a personal injury, the remaining family members may be able to seek compensation for the loss of their loved one’s wages. Any sort of documentation for not being able to work, as well as documentation of your ability to work prior to your injury,  is important to have when you are seeking compensation for a personal injury.

If you have a job such as caring for your children and/or managing the upkeep and running of a home and have ,had to hire someone to do this while you were unable to, you may be able to get compensation for expenses related to this. It is important to have documentation of this.

If any of your property was damaged as a result of the incident that caused your personal injury, document this as well because you may be entitled to compensation for these damages.

Be informed with Personal Injury Defense LA.