2 Tips For Proving How Your Injuries Have Affected Your Life When Going Through A Personal Injury Case

After being seriously hurt in an accident, you are probably finding that your injuries have drastically changed many parts of your daily life, from being unable to perform simple tasks to being in constant pain. Because of this, you want to be compensated for all of the pain and suffering you go through every day. To help prove how your injuries have affected your life, use the following tips to prepare for your personal injury case.

1.  Keep a Journal of How Your Injuries Disrupt Your Daily Life

If your case goes to court, you will most likely have to get up on the stand and testify, telling the judge and jury about how your injuries have caused you a great deal of agony. However, once you get up in front of everyone, you may forget to say something vitally important.

One way to remember everything that you need to say, as well as having a written record of your journey after being hurt, is to keep a daily journal. In this journal, you can record the levels of pain you feel, as well as your frustration in how you cannot do simple tasks, such as perform certain activities of daily living or enjoy running around with your children.

When you go to testify, you can refer to this journal while you are telling your story. Also, if your attorney advises it, you can enter the journal as evidence.

2.  Have a Friend or Family Member Videotape You

Even if you record every minute of your days after your injuries and give a tearful testimony detailing how much you have suffered, nothing beats giving evidence that allows the judge and jurors to actually see what you are going through. One way you can provide this type of proof of how your injuries are impairing your very existence is to have a friend or family member videotape you.

If you know you have a problem getting around the kitchen to cook dinner, have your appointed cameraman tape you trying to do so. Or, if you experience difficulty playing with your children, have those times recorded as well. Having visual evidence of how your pain is affecting your daily life shows the suffering you go through on a daily basis.

The more that you can show how the injuries from your accident have adversely affected your life, the greater the likelihood that you will receive compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. For more information about how to present your case, speak with a personal injury lawyer at a firm like Siben & Siben LLP.