Becoming a Reliable Witness for Your Own Personal Injury Case
Friday, November 18, 2016
If you have been injured, it’s important to be as proactive as possible to help your claim. While the office of Scott M. Schweiger is working to build your case, here are some steps you can take to become a reliable witness for your own personal injury case:
Keeping accurate records will assist your attorney in obtaining the best results possible for your case. If you have questions or would like to schedule a free consultation, contact us today.
- Obtain a notebook and label it “Dear Mr. Schweiger, My Attorney.” Doing so will create attorney-client privilege, meaning only you and your attorney will have access to the notebook.
- Beginning the day of the accident, record every problem you are experiencing including pain, sleep, or difficulties with activities. Loss of enjoyment of life is compensable, so you’ll want to document everything that has caused you complications.
- Loss of services or consortium are also compensable. Track the ways in which you are unable to perform various duties and obligations or provide for your family.
- It’s possible you will remember things after the fact; write those down too.
- If you are unable to work, obtain a written letter from your doctor describing your restrictions. In Ohio, this is required to prove lost wages.
- Tell loved ones, such as your spouse or children, about the difficulties you are having. They will be great support witnesses.